Happy New Year, dear debaters of Europe! We’re officially starting our next season on Monday, when we’ll have a packed agenda with answers to some of your questions / suggestions from last year coming from more than one government minister and a couple of high-profile European commissioners. First, though, we couldn’t help but start with a little mini-debate to warm things up for next week.
The New Year, then, begins with stronger-than-expected growth from the US but mixed data coming from Europe’s economies: Spain’s unemployment level has hit a 15-year high, whilst unemployment in Germany hit the lowest level since reunification. So what do YOU think? What will unemployment figures be in one year? Will Europe manage to close the gap (at least in part) between the strongest countries and the weakest? Do you have any personal experience with the job market and how difficult / easy it is to find a job in “crisis Europe”?
Tell us what YOU think, tell us your stories, and we’ll take your questions and comments next week to politicians and policy-makers for their reactions!