Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Europe proposes to allocate direct funds to combat depopulation in its budget

Europe will account for barely 4% of the world’s population in 2027. This is for the Union Demographic weight loss or specific is a “problem” that neither can nor wants to allow. Vice-President and European Commissioner for Democracy and Demographics Dubravka Suica will present a series of initiatives to combat emigration to the Council in October. Create an action plan transversal“, with measures from various programs already underway, and the Inclusion of specific direct means against depopulation for the next multi-annual budget, the application of which begins in 2028.

Dubravka Suica urges us to address demographic change in addition to ecological and digital change. It advocates the introduction of measures to prevent brain drain and the creation of initiatives to attract talent. In addition to supporting the promotion of birth rates, he also advocates using part of the cohesion funds to support municipalities and autonomous communities in specific measures such as expanding the broadband network. It also relies on legal migration to attract population and workers.

The Aragonese MEP Isabel García believes that depopulation is being talked about the most in the current legislative period. If a specific budget is allocated to fight it, there will be donations “clear message” of the Union’s commitment. The agreement must be approved by the Council, the Commission and the Parliament. Parliament is demanding concrete action from the Commissioners. They are working on a plan to improve rural areas, not only in agriculture, but also by creating opportunities for women and young people, as they see this as “the path to settlement and population growth”. They look for synergies between environmental and digital initiatives. García cites as an example: an employment project for women that includes the transport of packages by drones and their delivery, in rural areas, through electric vehicles. “The European Commission is ready to modernize our economy, make it more competitive and use the ecological and digital change to combat emigration,” he explains.

With the Spanish presidency of the Council of Europe they have decided on depopulation and consider it important that the plan is completed beforehand Let the Belgian presidency begin.

Vice President Dubravka Suica also warns about the problems of the aging population. And in this case, since the EC personally has no powers in this regard, it advocates that workers who decide to remain active even after reaching retirement age can do so. “People are living longer and there are 25 years in which we don’t contribute to the system,” he emphasizes.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen defended Europe’s need to manage migration with “effectiveness and compassion” in her State of the Union address. The adoption of a new migration pact, which will replace the pact that has been in force for 20 years, is imminent.

The Commissioner for the Promotion of the European Lifestyle, Margaret Schinas He gives figures on current support: 75% of the European Parliament are in favor and are “optimistic” about getting the missing 25%. He compares the migration pact to a three-story building in which relationships with third countries are created, Control of external borders and solidarity. And “although each country wanted to focus on only one of the floors,” a balance must be achieved in each of them in order for it to thrive.

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