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EU Report Notes Disturbing Trends in Greek Demographics

According to a European Commission report just released in Brussels, recent demographic changes in Greece may indicate problematic social and macroeconomic imbalances for the country in the future. The report itself presents long-term demographic trends across Europe, including their social...

Parliament Approves 2,000-Euro Benefit for Every Child Born in Greece

Greece has taken a step in trying to stem its decline in population by approving a new law on Tuesday awarding a one-time benefit of 2,000 euros for every child born in the country as of January 1, 2020. According...

Greece's Population Set to Drop to 8 Million by 2050, Scientists Warn

Greece's population has been on a trajectory of rapid decline since 2011, the first year since 1944 when a negative birthrate was recorded, and it is expected to drop to 8 million people by 2050, a leading scientist warned...

Greece Must Halt Aging Population Trend, Expert Warns

A prominent professor in the field of demographics warned on Tuesday that the future age mix of the Greek population will undermine the entire productive infrastructure of the country. Vyron Kotzamanis, from the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development...

Advancing Maternal Age Worsens Greece's Demographic Problem

The economic crisis in Greece has forced women to give birth at an even later age, thus aggravating the country's serious demographic problem, new research shows. Based on research conducted by the University of Thessaly, the average age of mothers...

Greek Population Plummets at Similar Rates to 1940's

The shocking impact that the financial crisis has had upon the Greek population is underlined in the latest weekly bulletin from the Hellenic Business Association (SEV), published on Thursday. According to data published by the association, births in Greece decreased by...

Study: Greece's Population to Decrease Dramatically

A new scientific study about the population of Greece and its future prospects paints a dire picture of the country's future. The study, which was recently published and presented to the members of the Hellenic Parliament, shows that whatever the scenario,...

Bob Traa: Greece Needs 30 Years to Stabilize From the Economic Shock of the Bailout Program

The bailout program that lasted for eight years has negative "long-term consequences" on the demographics in Greece, according to Bob Traa, the first International Monetary Fund representative in Greece after the country signed its first bailout program. In an article...

Greece's Population Ageing 'Faster than Expected'

Τhe ageing of Greece's population is progressing faster than forecasts predicted, according to a briefing given by experts to a committee in Parliament on Wednesday. According to figures released by the United Nations, Greece ranked 6th in the world for...

Greek Statistics Show Increase in Births and Cohabitation Agreements

An increase in births and a decrease in deaths was recorded in 2016, compared to 2015, according to the Greek Statistical Office (ELSTAT). Despite this, however, the number of deaths recorded in Greece in 2016 continues to be higher than...