The unemployment rate among young people hit a record high in the EU in 2012. In 2013, it has remained at about the same level and is unlikely to improve in the near future. EU leaders have announced countermeasures, not only at home but also at the EU level, as witnessed by the inclusion of the topic on the June European summit agenda and the July meeting of 20 Member State leaders in Berlin. The problem, however, is not unemployment as such, but rather a lack of industrialisation of the EU economy. This should be the issue discussed during the European Council summits, and Poland should take the lead.