Last year youth unemployment average was 13.93% in Malta.
On behalf of the PES Group, Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, and Henning Jensen, Town Councillor of the municipality of Næstved (Denmark), took yesterday part in a broadcasted political debate with Joseph Muscat, Leader of the Malta Labour Party and former MEP, running as candidate for Prime Minister in the upcoming general elections to be held on 9 March. The debate focused on the Labour Party's political priorities with European relevance.
The Party of European Socialists (PES) campaign ‘your future is my future’ has been fighting since its launch to ensure that the appropriate funding is allocated to the implementation of youth guarantees.
Following the huge efforts of Social Democratic and Socialist Prime Ministers, the European Council during a meeting on 8th February, it was decided to include €6 billion in the Multiannual Financial Framework (EU budget) for youth guarantees.