Last year youth unemployment average was 8.08% in Germany.
After months of strong support for the European Youth Guarantee campaign, the German Social Democrats have made the youth guarantee one of the priorities in their election manifesto (pages 11-26).
With federal elections scheduled for next Sunday (22 September), the SPD will push for stronger measures to overcome youth unemployment as a way of generating sustainable growth in Germany.
It’s notoriously hard to make predictions, especially about the future, it has often been said, but the coming year promises to be an eventful one for the EU. Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave a preview during his State of the Union address at the European Parliament (EP) on 11 September, which he then debated with MEPs. EP Facebook fans later discussed the EU’s immediate future with the Parliament's President Martin Schulz. He talked about creating jobs, improving the EU and why it is important to vote next year.