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Varied financial instruments, postponed retirement and tax fraud combat are some of the measures envisaged in the Report on the Demographic strategy, adopted by EP


Ashwagandha price in bangladesh canada pharmacy real propecia. “The European demographic strategy has to find ways to avoid the confrontation between generations, encouraging solidarity among them. To reach this objective and protect the European social model, the Member States have to motivate implementations of policies and measures against any kind of tax and mandatory social contributions evasion”. This has been highlighted by Bilyana Raeva, Member of the European Parliament (ALDE-NMSS) in her statement in plenary during the debate on the Report on the demographic future of Europe.

Raeva refers to “Eurostat” data, revealing that the population between 15-64 years of age will be decreasing in number after 2010 by 1 millions of people annually. “This tendency is due to two factors. The life expectancy is rising, which is a positive result of the good quality of life in the Community, but a worrying fact is the low birth rate leading to a significant rise in the ageing population proportion” noted Raeva. According to her this will bring to decrease of the working-age population proportion and hence decrease in the working productivity. This is a demographic problem threatening as the European economy stability so the inter-generations solidarity, noted Raeva.

The major part of the adopted on February 21 2008 Report on the demographic future of Europe measures are the result of Bilyana Raeva’s activity as ALDE Reporter in the Economic Committee on the Report. The Report focuses upon several major trends, among them sustainable and balanced public finances, implementation of various transparent and secure financial instruments promotion, older employees hiring tax concessions, labor market liberalization in the enlarged EU yet before 2014 and inner migration facilitation, employment of young people and people with family responsibilities encouraging by using innovative working schemes like working in shifts, part-time employment, life-long learning and inter-generations solidarity.

The Commission Demographic policy Report comes as a reply to one of the most serious Community problems – population ageing and employment and working productivity decline. According to the document, in 2050 Europe is going to face a significant demographic structure changes bringing to decreasing number of working-age population and a significant increase of the retirement-age population that tends to turn into a heavy burden for the public finance. The adopted Report covers also the early retirement limiting, the illegal workers’ employers sanctioning, the right of free treatment of infertility, maltreated children adoption facilitation, measures to support parents, like: additional pension’s privileges, tax concessions for employers establishing nurseries.

According to the Report, by 2050 in the Member States, some significant demographic alterations are expected as a result of the population ageing, and the average age may alter from 39 in 2004 to 40 in 2050. The population structure and the age pyramid tends to alter a lot – the number of the young people aged 0 to 14 years will decline from 100 millions (1975 data) to 66 millions by 2050. The working-age population will be reaching its peak of 331 millions by 2010, after that it will gradually decline to 268 millions by 2050. With life expectancy growing for the period 2004 and 2050 with 6 years for men and 5 years for women, the percentage of people above 80 years of age will be increasing from 4.1% in 2005 to 11.4% in 2050. The dependency ratio (the number of
people aged 65 years and above relative to those aged from
15 to 65) is set to double and reach from 25% in 2004 to 53% by 2050.


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