Samaras in Paris for Youth Employment Meeting

Greece’s-Prime-Minister-Antonis-Samaras-is-expected-to-repeat-his-plea-for-more-time-to-implement-reforms-when-he-meets-French-President-Francois-HollandeGreek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras is travelling to Paris today, in order to participate in the second European summit that will take place in the capital of France. The subject that will be discussed in the summit, is the way that European states can effectively confront the unemployment issue among European youth. The Greek Labor Minister, Yiannis Vroutsis, who arrives at Paris tonight, will also be participating in the summit.

Present for the meeting which will be held in Elysée Palace, will be leaders of European states and government labor ministers such as: the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy; the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso; the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz; as well as the president of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer.

This is the second summit meeting with a focus on unemployment among European youth; the first summit was held in Berlin last July.

In the Berlin conference, Europeans have taken a series of measures in order to tackle European youth’s most pressing problem–unemployment.  The unemployed young people all over Europe are estimated to be 6 million.

One of the most important decisions was Youth Employment Initiative, and an economical boost of 6 billion for 2014-2015. This initiative aims at training or advising youngsters on how to get a job and concerns mostly 13 countries in which the youth unemployment is very high.

The European policy makers hope that this measure will help European youth in finding a job easily, and in a short period of time.

For the moment, this measure is only applied in Austria and Finland.