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Despite the ongoing crisis, Greek life expectancy is on the rise, report Roland Rau and Christina Bohk-Ewald from the University of Rostock. The numbers, they conclude, “indicate a certain resilience in Greece not hitherto reported.” These “Figures in Focus” are just one of three sections in Population Europe’s new format, Population Insights. The quarterly publication features thought-provoking pieces that highlight the work of leading population researchers throughout Europe.  [...]
EU Army
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s call for the creation of a European army last week faced many critical voices – from those, who saw the proposal undermining the role of NATO to other comments that pointed to the lack of both financial resources and political will within the EU. Demographic analyses, however, show that a further Europeanisation of armed forces might become inevitable due to a lack of qualified and fit recruits in many European countries.  [...]
The Polish researcher Dr Jakub Bijak is the winner of the 2015 Allianz European Demographer Award. The prize was awarded for the first time yesterday evening on the occasion of the Berlin Demography Forum at the Allianz Forum in Berlin. The European Demographer Award, organised by the Allianz SE, the Berlin Demography Forum, and Population Europe, honours outstanding research on the causes and consequences of population developments in Europe. [...]