Three million students have studied abroad with Erasmus+, but only 5,000 apprentices have taken part in the exchange. France and Germany are joining forces to increase the programme’s uptake. EurActiv France reports .
It's unacceptable that the youth unemployment rates in some EU member states are massive, when the ICT sector has problems recruiting people, according to Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.
European Union ministers agreed a list of "concrete actions" to deal with the crisis facing the steel sector - but failed to agree on urgent measures that steelmakers are demanding to stem a flood of cheap imports from China which caused 5,000 job looses in the sector over the past three months.
Spain's opposition Socialists, needing to attract centrist voters to realise their hopes of ousting the ruling party in next month's election, are proposing labour reforms which aim to be kinder to workers while reassuring the business community.