European Union

Germany, France Target Massive Unemployment Among Europe's Youth

Worries over restless kids


Germany and France are to tackle mass youth unemployment gripping southern Europe with a 'New Deal' aimed at curbing the mounting anger that is threatening to tear the eurozone apart.

The "New Deal for Europe" will free up EU resources to pay for language courses and fund jobseekers' flights around the continent in search of work.

Germany is increasingly concerned about the need to rescue the country's image, and show greater solidarity with southern Europeans suffering a prolonged economic crisis.

Nearly one in four young people in the eurozone is out of work – with that figure rising to more than half in Greece and Spain.