Nick Bano

by Nick Bano

Davos, home of the World Economic Forum

At the European Summit yesterday the President of the European Commission put forward the €22bn scheme cooked up at Davos to address the youth unemployment crisis, the ghastly effects of which are now discussed frequently in the media. This one’s on the EU social fund (which, it turns out, has the money going begging) and would ensure that young people are guaranteed “a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship, or traineeship” within four months of leaving school. But dare we (to use Ed Miliband’s marvellous phrase) take this news with a pinch of sugar?

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