European companies address youth unemployment

'Alliance for Youth' is an initiative by European companies to address unemployment among Europe's youth.
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Henri de Castries (R), chairman and CEO of French insurance group AXA, gestures as he delivers a speech, flanked by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, during an 'Alliance for Youth' ('Alliance pour la jeunesse') event at the AXA headquarters in Paris on June 24, 2014. 'Alliance for Youth' is an initiative by European companies to address unemployment among Europe's youth. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) is welcomed by AXA CEO Henri de Castries (R) and Laurent Freixe, CEO of Nestle Europe (L), as he arrives for an 'Alliance for Youth' ('Alliance pour la jeunesse') event at the AXA headquarters in Paris on June 24, 2014. 'Alliance for Youth' is an initiative by European companies to address unemployment among Europe's youth. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) and Henri de Castries (C), chairman and CEO of French insurance group AXA, meet with attendees during an 'Alliance for Youth' ('Alliance pour la jeunesse') event at the AXA headquarters in Paris on June 24, 2014. 'Alliance for Youth' is an initiative by European companies to address unemployment among Europe's youth. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man wearing a clown hood speaks in a megaphone as he takes part in a demonstration called by artists, technicians, part-time workers employed in the entertainment industry, and cultural employees (named in French 'Intermittents') to protest against government cuts to their unemployment benefits, in Marseille, southern France, on June 16, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Acucena Veloso pulls a cart with boxes of fresh sardines at 31th January market in Lisbon on May 17, 2014. Portugal exits a three-year, 78-billion-euro (108 billion USD) international bailout programme today, a landmark that sparks little joy in a population still struggling on a diet of economic austerity. The loan brought relief to Portugal's economy, the country's borrowing costs are back at manageable levels, but the long hoped-for recovery remains elusive. The unemployment rate has come down but is still at 15.1 percent, and 37.5 percent for the young. And the rebound to growth is not secure, data released on May 15 showed, as the economy contracted by 0.7 percent in the first quarter. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People come and go from an employment office on December 9, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The German unemployment rate rose slightly in November by 5,000 to 2,860,000, according to the Federal Work Agency (Bundesagentur fuer Arbeit). (Getty Images)
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The euro logo is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, on December 5, 2013. The European Central Bank on Thursday voiced growing optimism the eurozone will return to growth next year before gaining further strength in 2015, despite high unemployment and low inflation. (AFP/Getty Images)