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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a speech to parliament on Thursday that high youth unemployment in some euro zone countries was a disaster that needed to be addressed urgently by policymakers.
"We must fight in particular the high levels of youth unemployoment in a number of European countries," said Schaeuble. "It is a catastrophe if 30-40 percent of young people have no job in the long term."
(Reporting by Noah Barkin and Madeline Chambers)