Angela Merkel: youth unemployment is most pressing problem facing Europe | World news | guardian.co.uk

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany

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This is an excellent MUST READ article, in which the Guardian interviews German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Check it out!

Angela Merkel: youth unemployment is most pressing problem facing Europe | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Personally, I very much agree with Angela Merkel’s argument that Europe can learn from Germany‘s example on work-based training. However, this is just part of the problem. There is still an urgent need for further economic action in Europe to stimulate growth and jobs, including:

  • Inflate Germany with strong fiscal incentives
  • Encourage strong investment in publicly funded infrastructure programs, especially in Southern Europe, like for example in Cyprus‘ offshore gas industry
  • Fiscal incentives for investment in capital spending, technology, research and development, languages across Europe
  • Encourage greater migration of labor and language learning across Europe
  • Aggressively expand financing for small businesses across Europe

Any thoughts?

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