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Tsipras announces 10.9% increase of minimum wage, to €650 from €586

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday the much anticipated increase of minimum wage. During a cabinet meeting that was live broadcast, Tsipras said that the minimum wage will be increased from 586 euros gross to 650. He added that the sub-minimum wage for those up to 25 years old, …

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Greece’s Youth still champion in unemployment at 38.5% rate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came for a two-day visit in Athens, just as the Greek Statistics Authority published the latest data on unemployment. Unemployment rate in October 2018 was 18.6 percent. “Great!” Merkel may have thought as she stepped Greek soil. “A year before, in October 2017, the rate was …

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Unemployment in Greece falls to 18.9% in August, remains high for youth

Unemployment in Greece feel below 19 percent to 18.9% in August, supported by strong tourism trends, Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Thursday. In comparison, unemployment was at 19.1% in July this year and 20.8%t in August 2017. The statistics service, in a monthly report, said the number of unemployed …

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Youth unemployment in Greece falls below 40% for the first time in years

For the first time in years, youth unemployment fell below 40 percent, the Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Thursday. In its monthly report, ELSTAT said that unemployment rate among young people aged up to 24 years old fell to 39.1 percent in June 2018. One should note that the …

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Activism questionnaire by SYRIZA-Youth asks about “involvement in theft from supermarkets”

The online questionnaire uploaded by the Youth organization of ruling left-wing  SYRIZA is theoretically a sociological research, an attempt to gather the opinion of the basic of the youth organization. However, several questions are unconventional and even rename the criminal offense of “theft” into “activism”. The questionnaire triggered an outrage …

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Greece’s young employees (18-29) earn less than €500/month

Almost half of young employees between 18 and 29 years old earn less than €500 net per month despite the laws for over 25 saying otherwise. In a survey conducted by human resources and job seekers website kariera.gr among 5,208 respondents aged 18-35, students and University/technical college graduates the results …

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EU spends more in cows than in young jobless

The argument is not new. It was brought up by Peter Matjašic, president of the European Youth Forum last July, when European leaders were deciding on how to spend the money and what were the priorities of the next EU budget for 2014-2020. Peter Matjašic argued that the EU spent …

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In times of unemployment it’s a shock to get a job (Spanish Video)

Marina wakes up at 7 o’ clock in the morning with a smile. She takes time to carefully pick up her clothes and put on  a light make up. She literally blooms every morning – at 7 o ‘ clock.  After three years of unemployment, Marina, 27, a university graduate …

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Greece’s success story: unemployment new record 27.6%

Unemployment in Greece hit a new record in May with 27.6%   just a month after Prime Minister Samaras had launched his ‘ “success story” campaign. The sheer horror is among the youth aged  15-24 :  unemployment has reached 64.5%. Total number of unemployed: 1,381,088 General unemployment 27.6% in May …

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Germany invites jobless EU youth to go there for work

5.501 million unemployed youth across Europe? 3.531 million jobless youth in the Eurozone alone? No problem for all those with or without university education who if lucky could find a temporary job as pizza boys and service girls for 400 euro per month. Germany opens its arms and welcome all the …

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Greek unemployment: 106K CVs for 20 job vacancies

More than 106,000 CVs have been saved on the data base of a supermarket chain, while the management does not expect to offer more than 20 job vacancies during the next months. This reality captures the agony of thousands of young people trying to get a job. Any job. Irrespectively of education and skills …

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Greece (26.8%/57.6%) & Spain (26.1%/55.6%) lead in unemploymnet across EU

With 26.8% Greece has the highest unemployment among the 27 member states of the European Union, according to latest data released by Eurostat on Friday. At the same time, unemployment among youth below 25 years old tops the EU list with 57.6%, when the average across Europe is at 23.4%. …

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Sweden’s jobless youth should find work in …Greece and Spain

What if in Greece youth unemployment is over 56%? There are always work opportunities for jobless from around the globe. In this case from Sweden, the Scandinavian country that is unable to create 30,000 jobs needed for its own unemployed youth. Therefore Sweden has only one advice: go find seasonal work in …

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