European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica has suggested that Europe should increase migration from Africa and other areas in a bid to stem the demographic problems the continent faces due to an ageing population.
Šuica stated this week that around a fifth of the population of Europe was over the age of 65 in 2021 and that the number of people above 65 was increasing in each member-state of the European Union.
“According to predictions, in 2070 Europe will be only 4 per cent of the world population. So we have to put this into balance. And this is the reason why we are interested in global demography,” she said.
Šuica, who serves as EU Commissioner for Democracy and Demography, stated that immigration from areas like Africa, which has the youngest average population of any continent on average in the world, would be the way to solve the looming demographic…