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%.

Are Indicators Showing Rapid Decrease In EU Population? EESC Says YES
Are Indicators Showing Rapid Decrease In EU Population? EESC Says YES

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 14th November held a conference on demographic challenges in the European Union (EU).

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.

The European Economic and Social Committee adopts on average 170 opinions a year on a wide range of subjects concerning European integration. It therefore plays an active role in the processes of shaping Community policies and preparing Community decisions.