We renew our collaboration with fellow European papers to ask: can we solve the jobs crisis?
Four months ago, the Guardian teamed up with five other papers from the largest EU countries to investigate the European predicament and seek to tease out solutions. We asked what the EU was for, what it did well, and where it was failing its 500 million citizens. Since then, the European fiscal crisis has deepened. The economic mayhem has left 25 million EU citizens out of work – a number that is greater than the populations of most countries in the union, a costly travesty of wasted talent and failed leadership. So, for our second collaboration, the Europa team – the Guardian, Le Monde, El País, La Stampa, Gazeta Wyborcza and Süddeutsche Zeitung – is asking what can be done to get Europe back to work.