SPD demand for a Youth Guarantee rejected by conservatives in the German Bundestag

European Youth Guarantee - campaign stamp

Before a European Council, German MPs in the Bundestag meet to prepare the government's position for the European Summit ahead.

On 16 October, during the preparation meeting for the Council of 18 October, the Social Democrats (SPD) have called on the conservative government of Angela Merkel to push for stronger measures to overcome youth unemployment.

The SPD group demanded a strategy to reduce the number of young people in unemployment and a quick implementation of a European Youth Guarantee, financed by the European Social Fund.

Unfortunately, mirroring previous actions in Spain and in Portugal where conservatives have blocked such proposals, the German conservative and liberal groups have rejected the resolution and the call for introducing youth guarantees. 

Read the SPD resolution


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published this page in Blog 2012-11-07 13:00:57 +0100
"Your future is my future - a European Youth Guarantee now!"
The Party of European Socialists (PES), Young European Socialists (YES) and PES Women are running the campaign "Your future is my future" and calling for a European Youth Guarantee to tackle youth unemployment.

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