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As data showing that the number of unemployed people in the European Union has reached 26 million, the Italian weekly dedicates its special 1,000th issue to highlight European press coverage of the issue of the “jobless generation”.

“In many countries there are good ideas on how to tackle the problem, but often there is a lack of political will and funding,” argues Internazionale.

In a column from El Pais, José Ignacio Torreblanca warns of the possible impact of the unemployed’s frustration and perceived under-representation on the 2014 European elections.

If all the jobless voted together, their party would get 44-46 seats in the parliament. A political force of great visibility.