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EP adopts Youth Guarantee Resolution

Today the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on EU employment ministers to agree in February 2013 to a Council recommendation that all member states introduce these schemes.
The resolution was adopted with 546 votes in favour, 96 against and 28 abstentions.
Importantly the Resolution said that Youth Guarantee schemes should be eligible for EU funding, in particular from the European Social Fund, which should therefore be allocated at least 25% of EU structural funds. The Parliament also calls on the Commission to help those member states that are in dire financial straits to introduce the schemes.
The Resolution was introduced by Pervènche Beres, you can watch a video of the highlights of the debate from Monday at the following link (Debate in French, English, German...
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