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German population set to shrink by 10 million by 2060

Germany's population is set to decline by about 10 million people by 2060 as immigrants arriving in Europe's top economy fail to offset a falling birth rate, new projections showed Tuesday.

Development Policy 11-07-2014

The key to tackling population dilemmas? Empowering women

Today is World Population Day, a chance to reflect on the challenges population can pose. Whether a country is struggling with a rising or declining population, the solution is the same; the promotion of reproductive rights and gender equality, writes Jenny Tonge.

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Digital 30-06-2014

What is MyNeighborhood?

Research shows that cities across the world have lost the sense of neighbourhood and community living that used to make people feel more connected to each other and urban environments happier places to live.

Rio+20: Scientists call for action on population

The Rio+20 Earth summit must take decisive action on population and consumption regardless of political taboos or it will struggle to tackle the alarming decline of the global environment, the world's leading scientific academies have warned.

French population to match Germany’s by 2055

The population of France is forecast to match that of Germany – currently the largest in Western Europe – by 2055, reports Carine Fourteau of Mediapart.

Regional Policy 30-06-2010

EU pushes for all-year-round tourist season

To help the European tourist sector recover from a two-year crisis, the European Commission is preparing a number of actions to prolong the tourist season, according to plans due to be presented today (30 June).

Is Europe in the midst of a baby boom?

Several EU countries are experiencing a sudden jump in fertility rates, a trend which may appear surprising given the ongoing economic crisis. EURACTIV's network of media affiliates explores the reasons behind this growing number of births, country by country.

Climate change 13-06-2007

The future of the world is urban

60% of the world's population will live in cities by 2030, states Tobias Just in a recent research paper for Deutsche Bank. 

Commission looks at bright side of demographic change

Ageing populations and low birthrates should be seen as a challenge and an opportunity instead of a threat, according to a two-day forum on demographic change. 

EU Priorities 2020 11-04-2005

New member states to lead EU’s population decline by 2050

Eurostat’s population projections reveal a population increase in the EU-25 by 2025 and a decline after that. Overall, the EU’s population is set to decline, fuelled by the new member states.

UN report predicts population decline but increased life expectancy for Europeans

The UN's Population Division published on 26 February the 2002 Revision of World Population Prospects. The report forecasts for Europe a negative population growth, a decline in the number of children and a higher ratio of older people.