A lesson for Europe in Spain’s startling election – commentary

By the Monitor’s Editorial Board DECEMBER 22, 2015

A new global survey by a German university finds Europe to be the worst place in the world for young people to become entrepreneurs. Their main obstacle? Nearly 70 percent of Europeans harbor a fear of failure in forming a start-up. This fear may help explain the results of a Dec. 20 election in Spain, where nearly half of youth adults remain jobless seven years after Europe’s financial crisis. 

Young Spaniards turned out like the running of the bulls to vote in this election. They went against the two establishment parties, the Socialists and center-right People’s Party. And they gave a strong boost to two newcomers, the far-left Podemos (We Can) and pro-market Ciudadanos (Citizens). Those youth-minded parties offer very alternative but hopeful futures to the next generation.  Read more

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Europe’s lost generation? Not yet. – commentary

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  • De castro  On 12/28/2015 at 2:45 am

    Very interesting article.
    The EU in its principle is a bright/good idea.


    It has certainly helped to avoid conflicts if not “wars”.
    In this it will prosper but only if “political” integration
    is imminent. One people one nation one destiny not
    only preached but practiced.
    In EU elections the turn out is less than 35%
    In NATIONAL elections its nearer 65%+

    Hopefully “compulsory” voting as per new world OZ et al will be introduced sooner than later.
    And also with youth unemployment so high engagement in its political process will have a more
    “youthful” approach. As the young move borders to find work etc the EU becomes more
    united in its ambitions/dreams. It is the future….their future.
    Remain optimistic of the European dream.
    One people one EU one destiny…….hopefully one language “peace” not wars.

    Que Sera
    Sir Kamtan lord of Cherin Spain by appointment of HRH QE2 UKPLC

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