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Parliamentary questions
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25 August 2020
E-004613/2020
Question for written answer E-004613/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Bartosz Arłukowicz (PPE)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Policy on the elderly

Assistance to the elderly in the EU forms part of various sectoral policies, but we do not have a holistic approach to this topic, which is becoming more and more important every year. By 2060, it is estimated that the proportion of people over 60 in the population will rise to 29%, from about 19% today. The percentage of people of working age is therefore set to fall dramatically, which will not only affect the efficiency of the European economy, but will also put a heavy burden on welfare systems.

In connection with these challenges, which are frequently the subject of debates and analyses by economists as well as labour market analysts, and in the context of the lack of any overall policy on the elderly in the EU, I should like to ask the following questions:

1. Is the Commission planning to adopt any legislative initiatives on ways in which the elderly could be supported?

2. What kind of support is currently provided to Member States to help the elderly, including in terms of labour market activation and the construction of care facilities for the elderly?

Original language of question: PL
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