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Démographie. L’UE demain : une maison de retraite à ciel ouvert ?

Abstract : While the question of aging was highlighted in the late 1970s, Gérard-François Dumont inventing the expression "Wrinkled Europe" to illustrate its evolution, the community institu-tions have long remained deaf to this concern. In 2004, the enlargement to ten new member countries is achieved without any public questioning about the demographic implications of their integration. It is only after the enlargement of 1 May 2004 that politicians consider the is-sue. On 29 October 2004, the President of the European Council, the German Chancellor, the President of the Spanish Government, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden and the President of the French Republic write to the President of the European Commission : "Europe must not not to resign oneself to the inevitability of aging and skepticism ; on the contrary, it must make the bet of dynamism and youth. We therefore propose that the European Union make it a priority ". However, the main demographic characteristics of the EU remain proble-matic and the demographic projections for 2060 show an EU marked by the weight of the elder-ly.
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Gérard-François Dumont, Pierre Verluise. Démographie. L’UE demain : une maison de retraite à ciel ouvert ?. Géopolitique de l’Europe, Armand Colin/Sedes, pp.227-248, 2014, 978-2-301-00419-2. ⟨halshs-01986863⟩



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