In the publication series "Europa Briefing", the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin cover key topics of European politics and present possible scenarios: What is the problem? What might happen next? And what can politics do now?
Rising poverty, youth unemployment and impending sovereign bankruptcies – Europe has been undergoing a stress test almost permanently since the financial crisis began in 2008. For a number of years, the opportunities for people to participate in society worsened considerably in most EU states. But now a new trend is emerging.
In Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia over 70 percent of the young people say that the EU membership of their country is a good thing, our new survey shows.