Jorgo Chatzimarkakis


Jorgo ChatzimarkakisJorgo Chatzimarkakis MEP is a member of the Committee on Internal Market as well as on Budgetary Control. Since 2004 Chatzimarkakis has been actively involved in developing directives related to innovation, education and research as well as CO2 emission reductions. In June 2009 he was re-elected into the European Parliament. He became Head of the EP-Delegation for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He is President of the German Hellenic Business Association and Vice- President of the World Hellenic Inter- Parliamentary Association.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Demystifying Youth Unemployment

Youth unemployment has become an ever increasing serious socio-economic problem, which deserves far more attention that it has so far received. In this article, we examine the causes of this issue. They include 1) countries losing the ability to compete effectively and therefore cannot create high-quality jobs, 2) inflexible labour markets that prevent young people from being hired, 3) many young labourers prefer not to work (hard), and 4) mismatch of skills and employers’ needs. We urge governments to take decisive and fast actions to combat this problem before it turns itself into a major crisis.

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