Jobless Youth: Europe's Hollow Efforts to Save a Lost Generation

Jobless Youth: Europe's Hollow Efforts to Save a Lost Generation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 20, 2013

Europe is failing in the fight against youth unemployment. While the German government's efforts remain largely symbolic, Southern European leaders pander to older voters by defending the status quo. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Brain Drain: 120,000 Professionals Leave Greece Amid Crisis

Brain Drain: 120,000 Professionals Leave Greece Amid Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2013

Greece's sky-high unemployment and shrinking economy are leading to significant brain drain, a new study has found. The number of young scientists leaving Greece has become painfully high, as more professionals abandon their homeland for better opportunities abroad. more... Comment ]


Crisis in France: Hollande Failing to Handle Unemployment

Crisis in France: Hollande Failing to Handle Unemployment

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 27, 2013

France has long had a chronic problem with unemployment, but the current jobless rate is especially dismal. The government has introduced several employment programs, but they're not taking effect quickly enough to convince the country things will get better. By Stefan Simons more...

Unemployment and Poverty: Young French Losing Hope as Prospects Fade

Unemployment and Poverty: Young French Losing Hope as Prospects Fade

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2012

As in other struggling European economies, the youth of France face dire prospects. Some 26 percent are unemployed, and almost as many live in poverty. Though the problem has been there for decades, ambitious political programs have improved little. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


Poor in the City: Urban Poverty on the Rise in Germany

Poor in the City: Urban Poverty on the Rise in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 14, 2012

Germany is weathering the economic crisis across Europe relatively well in comparison to its southern neighbors. Yet the prosperity appears to be leaving a large section of the country behind, as a recent study finds urban poverty to be growing at an alarming rate. more...

Exporting a Success Story: Germany to Help Train Europe's Jobless Youth 

Exporting a Success Story: Germany to Help Train Europe's Jobless Youth 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2012

Germany's national employment agency plans to help young people in ailing euro-zone states to secure vocational training and jobs in their own countries and in Germany. It plans to hold a conference with agencies from Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and eastern EU members in January to find areas for cooperation. more...


Hope for Newcomers: Germany Leads Europe in Immigrant Job Prospects

Hope for Newcomers: Germany Leads Europe in Immigrant Job Prospects

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 09, 2012

A newly released survey shows that non-EU immigrants have an easier time finding jobs in Germany than in other European countries. But the results might be a greater reflection of the sluggish job markets across the rest of the Europe than a particular German advantage. By Renuka Rayasam more...

'Counterproductive Strategy': UN Agency Slams European Austerity Measures

'Counterproductive Strategy': UN Agency Slams European Austerity Measures

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 30, 2012

A new report by the International Labor Organization has strongly criticized euro-crisis austerity measures. They have had "devastating consequences" for the job market, which could be entering a "new and more problematic phase" worldwide, the report warns. more...


Discrimination Swells: 'German Society is Poisoned'

Discrimination Swells: 'German Society is Poisoned'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2011

Social scientist Wilhelm Heitmeyer has been publishing studies on German attitudes for a decade. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses his latest results, which show that Germans' relationship to minorities and the disadvantaged has become increasingly hostile. more... Comment ]

Germany's Labor Shortfall: Wooing Professionals from Debt-Stricken Parts of the EU

Germany's Labor Shortfall: Wooing Professionals from Debt-Stricken Parts of the EU

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2011

The German economy has long complained about a shortage of professionals. Now, with mass unemployment the reality in debt-stricken countries such as Portugal, Greece and Spain, Berlin is looking to attract potential workers northwards. more...