In recent months, tragedies at sea have sadly raised everybody’s awareness of the greatest immigration crisis since the Second World War and have cast a bright light upon an ongoing humanitarian calamity in the Middle East. Large numbers of Syrian asylum seekers off the coasts of Southern Europe have awakened debates about the migrant issue and have set in motion a lengthy decision-making process to determine how to address the situation. Meanwhile, countries on the peripheral borders of the EU are still waiting, in the absence of fundamental European reforms, for more precise regulations. Persistent instability at Europe’s southeastern boundaries calls out for realistic solutions, feasible and sustainable plans, and the voice of the EU’s leading Institutions. But what about the young citizens of Europe? They represent the future, and they have the right to raise their voices up, too.

We often see horrible pictures and read stories about exhausted children who are forced to work all day long for a few coins. Child labor engulfs millions of children. However, we are used to thinking that this problem belongs exclusively to the third world. That is not quite so. Dig a bit into history, and it becomes clear that “fat childhood” came to developed countries relatively recently. Read here, for example, how your childhood would have looked in the UK just 150 years ago.

A business idiom says that every circumstance may be turned to one’s advantage. High unemployment rates are no exception. The following overview describes unfair, though commonplace, practices that feed off of high unemployment and may also cause it to enter into a vicious circle. Beware of them during your next job interview.

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