Reader Mail

Youth unemployment in the EU

I wonder if anyone else caught the contradiction in Giles Merritt’s June 17 article “A Vanishing Europe and lifestyle.” In paragraph 7, Merritt notes a looming labor shortage in the countries of the European Union, but several paragraphs down, he mentions “stubbornly high youth unemployment.”

It sounds as if either the youth are not being properly trained for the jobs available or the employers are not paying enough to attract local youth, who are accustomed to a Western standard of living, as opposed to Third World immigrants, who are willing to accept poor living conditions.

karen sandness