Prof Len Shackleton, a fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, talks to The Telegraph.
“It’s tragic to be around people who have lost their jobs and don’t have enough money for their children. Pensioners don’t have enough money to buy medicines. It’s not the best environment to grow up in and do something innovative,” he says.
Makrystathis is in Geneva for a three-day conference on youth unemployment organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), joining 100 other young people from Europe to discuss ways of finding work.