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?
Riot police have begun leaving a large protest camp in central Kyiv following overnight clashes with protesters. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government appears to be mulling a deal with the EU, in exchange for more aid.
Most of the speakers in the European parliament's Ukraine debate called for solidarity with the pro-European demonstrators. They're hoping for a peaceful solution - and had severe criticism for Russia.
Two years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, measures are being taken to protect the German population from accidents. But their implementation could take years, and some critics are concerned.
German punk band Die Toten Hosen are currently speaking up for refugees. Together with human rights group Pro Asyl, they delivered a petition to the federal government in Berlin demanding a more humane refugee policy.