May 6, 2013 / 6:07 PM / 4 years ago

Spain and Italy urge fast action on youth unemployment

People take part in a May Day demonstration in Gijon, northern Spain May 1, 2013. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Prime Minister and his Italian counterpart urged the European Union on Monday to take fast action to tackle high youth unemployment and to speed up the implementation of the euro zone banking union.

Spain’s Mariano Rajoy and Enrico Letta were speaking at a news conference after meeting in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Reporting By Julien Toyer; writing by Sarah Morris; editing by Fiona Ortiz

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