On 6 February, Joan Burton Irish Minister for Social Protection warned that youth unemployment in EU “leaves permanent scars.”

Ahead of the upcoming Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) meeting in Dublin, on 7 – 8 February, Mrs. Burton used a report by economics professors David Bell and David Blanchflower which indicated that even a short spell of unemployment when young can have devastating effects throughout a person's life. Moreover, une...

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