On Sunday, German voters will go to the polls. Victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel seems certain. One unpredictable element, however, is the fate of a party that wants to exclude the Eurozone's economically struggling members from the bloc.
The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe's largest economy held onto its jobless rate of 6.9 percent -- lower than the majority of euro zone countries.
Germany and France are launching a 'New Deal' to combat the problem of youth employment in Europe. 24 percent are out of work in the euro zone -- that figure rises to more than 50 percent in Greece and Spain.