Job Crisis: Unequal Allies Tackle Youth Unemployment

Job Crisis: Unequal Allies Tackle Youth Unemployment

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 13, 2013

A deeply unpopular French President François Hollande and a triumphant Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Paris with other EU members to discuss Europe's unemployment crisis. More money seems forthcoming -- but it's unclear whether it will suffice. By Stefan Simons more... Comment ]

No Training, No Work: Unemployment Rising Despite More Jobs

No Training, No Work: Unemployment Rising Despite More Jobs

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 06, 2013

Although there are more jobs than ever before, unemployment continues to rise in Germany. Many long-term unemployed are looking for work again, but their lack of qualifications means they hardly stand a chance in a highly specialized industrial society. By Markus Dettmer and Kristiana Ludwig more... Comment ]

Lost in Germany: Spanish Jobseekers Lured on False Pretenses

Lost in Germany: Spanish Jobseekers Lured on False Pretenses

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 11, 2013

They were promised new jobs in Germany -- but their hopes have now been quashed. Nearly 130 would-be Spanish workers are stranded in Erfurt after private employment agencies apparently failed to follow through. By Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

Down and Out: Homeless Tour Gives Glimpse of Berlin's Underbelly

Down and Out: Homeless Tour Gives Glimpse of Berlin's Underbelly

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2013

Most visitors to Berlin want to get the know the city's hippest haunts, but a new tour offers insights into the lives of its homeless people. The program aims to bring people at the margins back into contact with the center of society. By Robert Ackermann more... Comment ]

Berlin Summit: Merkel Tackles Youth Unemployment

Berlin Summit: Merkel Tackles Youth Unemployment

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2013

Youth unemployment has emerged as one of the most dramatic results of the ongoing economic crisis in Europe. Chancellor Merkel has invited EU leaders to Berlin on Wednesday to discuss the issue. But critics say that more money must be made available to fight the problem. more... Comment ]

Brain Drain: Greece's Top Student Heads to German University

Brain Drain: Greece's Top Student Heads to German University

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 02, 2013

She is Greece's top student and could have her pick of universities in her home country. But Alexia Papaioannou has decided to head for Germany. Though she has taken a beating in the media, she is far from the only youngster in the crisis-stricken country heading overseas to study. By Georgios Christidis in Athens more... Comment ]

EU Subsidies Lost: Cameron Hijacks Summit with Rebate Spat

EU Subsidies Lost: Cameron Hijacks Summit with Rebate Spat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 28, 2013

The European Union summit on Thursday night was supposed to be a demonstration of European harmony -- until British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived. He insisted that the UK budget rebate go untouched, launching hours of pointless debate. By Carsten Volkery in Brussels more... Comment ]

Distorted Stats: Europe's Youth Unemployment Fallacy

Distorted Stats: Europe's Youth Unemployment Fallacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 28, 2013

The oft-cited statistic that half of young Spaniards are unemployed is wrong. In reality, about one-fifth of those under 25 are looking for work. Nevertheless, outreach programs created by Germany focus on young people alone, though critics say other groups desperately need help too. By Alexander Demling more... Comment ]

Unrest in Sweden: Jobless Youths Suffer 'Discrimination and Harassment'

Unrest in Sweden: Jobless Youths Suffer 'Discrimination and Harassment'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2013

Riots rocked several immigrant suburbs of Stockholm last week for six nights in a row. Arne Johansson, 65, the head of "Network for Järva's Future," a citizens' initiative promoting social justice, describes what sparked the recent violence. more... Comment ]

Stockholm Riots: Sweden's 'Urban Underclass' Demands Attention

Stockholm Riots: Sweden's 'Urban Underclass' Demands Attention

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 24, 2013

For most people, Sweden is a place of prosperity and order. But this week, a different side of the country is showing itself. Many in Stockholm's suburbs are deeply frustrated and demanding to be heard. Those familiar with the capital's immigrant neighborhoods are not surprised. By Frauke Lüpke-Narberhaus more... Comment ]