In 2015 more people died in the EU that were born – for the first time ever, according to Eurostat. These data confirm projections made in the CPS report The Great Overtake, which highlighted that demographic and economic projections make the UK better equipped for upcoming challenges compared to the rest of the EU. Highlights include:
Tim Knox, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies, comments:
“The EU’s demography has hit an inflexion point: from now on, the profile of the EU is set to age significantly – and will do so even faster given the UK is set to leave the EU. While the UK’s demographic projections are relatively healthy, these long-term projections for the EU Member States will have inevitable economic consequences. Yes, the immediate economic uncertainty in the UK over Brexit is concerning. But we can be comparatively optimistic over the longer-term demographic and economic outlook."
”the four countries of EFTA”