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COVID-19 threatens to create a ‘lockdown generation’ in Europe: Here’s why young people could be the ones paying for yet another crisis


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Fears are growing of a COVID-19 “lockdown generation” in Europe: Young people whose futures will likely be ruined by the economic calamity caused by the virus. 

In April, unemployment rose four times higher among the young (15.4%) in the European Union (EU) than among the overall population (6.6%), EU data shows. Despite calls from the European Youth Forum, the main advocacy group for young people in Europe, to do something, the EU has cut budgets for youth programmes — and forum President Carina Autengruber warns that without action, young people will “pay for yet another details ⇒

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