About: demographic change

Economy & Jobs 09-01-2018

In 2018, expect the euro area economy to put on the brakes – but not for the reason you may think

The euro area economy has at last started to begin recovering convincingly from the past decade’s two recessions. But two big factors will moderate growth in 2018, writes Ilaria Maselli, citing the ageing workforce in Germany as being of particular concern.

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Health 22-08-2016

Are young professionals ready to face demographic challenges – and recognize opportunities for health?

The European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) goes into its 19th edition this year. The topic: Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health.

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Demographic change & increased diversity – an opportunity for European health systems?
Health 20-06-2016
Development Policy 06-11-2015

Migration will be win-win for world, finds World Bank report

There is a clear win-win situation for the world, in both the medium and longer term, for more migration to happen, Philip Schellekens told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview on the day the World Bank published its Global Monitoring Report 2015-16.

Development Policy 08-10-2015

World Bank: Migration can boost global prosperity

The large-scale migration of people from poor countries to richer ones will “reshape economic development for decades” but could help end extreme poverty and increase global prosperity if the flow is properly harnessed and regulated, according to the World Bank.

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Euro & Finance 12-06-2015

Building a Competitive European Insurance Sector

In April 2015, the European Advisory Council of Zurich Insurance met in Brussels, Belgium to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European insurance sector.

As Bulgaria empties, government struggles to dole out pension pot

The poorest country in the European Union enables some public sector workers to retire in their forties. Elena Yaneva hopes she won't be caught up in Bulgaria's pending pensions overhaul.

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Agrifood 28-03-2014

For sustainable agriculture, big is beautiful

The EU should 'think big' and face tomorrow’s challenge to feed the world sustainably, argue the presidents of the Dutch and Danish farm organisations. To do so, an EU business policy for the agro-food sector and common European standards for sustainable foods are very much needed, they write.

How to escape the intergenerational injustice trap in Europe’s aging societies

Politicians are likely to be influenced by the electorate’s demographic power structures. With European societies aging rapidly, how are policy makers going to overcome this bias? Invest tax revenues in intergenerational measures and allow parents to cast proxy votes for their children, says Daniel Schraad-Tischler.

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.

EU tables pensions plan, but it is ‘not ambitious enough’

The European Commission’s proposals on pensions presented yesterday (16 February) by the EU employment and social affairs chief, László Andor, was met by a flurry of criticism.

Health 31-05-2011

Can GPs save health care?

Gary Finnegan analyses a pessimistic report by the Economist Intelligence Unit on the future of health care in Europe.