These indicators suggest that by the end of the century the EU’s share of the total world Population will be a meagre 4.1%.
During the conference, the EESC president Luca Jahier drew attention to some alarming indicators showing a rapid decrease in the EU population.
These indicators suggest that by the end of the century the EU’s share of the total world population will be a meagre 4.1%.
Half of the countries in the EU currently have a negative birth rate and life expectancy is rising, which necessarily leads to the ageing and shrinking of the working-age and reproductive-age population.
As a result, by 2060, for every elderly person there will be two people of working age, compared to four currently.
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