Meeting with Commission stagiaires
Commissioner Damanaki met with stagiaires of the European Commission to discuss their experiences during their 5-month internship within the institution.
During the meeting the Commissioner said: "To tackle the wound of youth unemployment we need to return to economic growth. All of us have the responsibility to work towards this main political target. Tackling unemployment is mainly a competence of Member States. The Commission's Youth Employment initiative of 6 billion EUR, which was approved by the Council, is mostly a symbolic proposal in order to mobilise Member States. More effort is needed and more funds should be made available."