Since the eurozone debt crisis broke out in 2010, unemployment among Europe's youth has jumped from an average of 15 percent to 23 percent, totaling some 5.6 million people. In Greece and Spain - the most severely affected EU countries - more than 50 percent of people between 15 and 24 are without jobs. After wrangling over its seven-year budget, the EU has decided to invest 6 billion euros to tackle the problem. But is this too little, too late for Europe's young citizens?
European Union investigators are reported to have uncovered major deficits in security checks at Germany's biggest airport. The European Commission has so far declined to comment on the report.
Polls have opened in Uzbekistan for parliamentary elections in the former Soviet state where all four competing parties support the long-time President. The country has been criticized for its human rights record.
Police in the French city of Tours have shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife. Anti-terrorist investigators are probing whether the attack had possible radical Islamist motives.
We may know him best as the devilishly handsome provocateur of films such as "Ocean's Eleven" but Brad Pitt may be about to receive a somewhat more salubrious title - the "Keeper of the German Language" for 2014.