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?
The European Commission's new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has survived a no confidence vote in Strasbourg. It comes as the latest political storm in Juncker's term, which began earlier this month.
Following a resounding victory for pro-Western parties in October, Ukraine's new parliament has convened for the first time. It is set to select a prime minister and speaker.
Refugees who had spent the night in trees after German police cleared their camp in Munich are now safely back on the ground. They are demanding the right to stay in Germany.
A rare copy of Shakespeare plays spent hundreds of years hiding in a public library in a small town in northern France before it was noticed. The 1623 volume is seen as one of the most valuable books in the world.