Europe's youth

Endless opportunities or no future?
When it comes to education and work the situation of young people across Europe varies vastly, often depending on where they live. While some seem to have a wealth of opportunities open to them others are faced with dramatic levels of youth unemployment and a comprehensive lack of perspective.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020 people dance and attend a rave party, on an agricultural land in Causse Mejean, in the heart of the Cevennes National Park, southern France, despite the limitation of gatherings linked to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. - The summer has been marked by hundreds of 'free parties' in France, in spite of the COVID-19 outbreak, AFP reports on August 23, 2020. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on Augu […]

The party goes on for French ravers, despite pandemic and police

Summer time is rave time in France but this year battle lines have been drawn between authorities alarmed at the risk of coronavirus and serious party-goers determined to dance on
A young woman hula-hoops among people enjoying an open air party in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on August 1, 2020. Photo: Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / AFP
A young woman hula-hoops among people en […]

Carefree youths fuel global rise in virus infections

Health officials fighting the coronavirus pandemic say they have a new problem -- carefree youths who are ignoring social distancing rules and letting loose around the world, fuelling a surge in infections
A woman wears a mask reading "I can¥t breathe" in Madrid, on June 7, 2020, during a demonstration against racism and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)
A woman wears a mask reading "I can¥t b […]

Europeans join global wave of anti-racism protests

Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe over the weekend, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police
Children prepare to enter their classroom at the Saint Germain de Charonne school in Paris on May 14, 2020 as primary schools in France re-open this week and the country eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
Children prepare to enter their classroo […]

How does the virus affect children? And should they be in school?

With parents and policymakers agonising over when to reopen schools as lockdowns ease, scientists are still struggling to find out how the new coronavirus affects children
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