How can one speak of a social model that consigns so many to the misery of joblessness?
We in this Parliament all seem to know that this is the hope for dealing with the horrendous joblessness.
I hope that a clear majority will emerge in Parliament to quash these dangerously utopian ideas, which would merely increase joblessness and poverty and put Europe's economic competitiveness at risk.
Consequently, they are unable to start a life on their own and often become an unbearable burden on households, creating a vicious circle of unsatisfactory education and joblessness.
An active labour market policy still plays a pivotal role and is an important tool in creating an inclusive working life with high employment and low joblessness.
Both the developed and developing world saw poverty in the midst of plenty, joblessness in the midst of an economic boom and discrimination and gender inequality in the midst of new-found freedom.
Combating joblessness among Roma was also a priority of the national action plan for employment.
Different labour-market policies therefore need to take into account the various stages of the economic cycle, as well as different types of joblessness.
Hopelessness and joblessness combine with the easy availability of weapons to fill the ranks of the illegally armed groups that proliferate on both sides of the divide.
In EECCA and SEE countries the social safety net has by and large unravelled in the transition period, providing very little effective protection against joblessness and disability.