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This study presents detail on pension rights of Members of the European Parliament, looking at arrangements in the Member States prior to the entry into force of the Members’ Statute in 2009; and EU-level pension arrangements, i.e. the Provisional Pension Schemes, the Voluntary Pension Scheme, and pension rights under the Members’ Statute. Moreover, a comparative analysis of the different arrangements is provided.

Japan's ageing society

Briefing 15-12-2020

Japan is aging fast. Its 'super-aged' society is the oldest in the world: 28.7 % of the population are 65 or older, with women forming the majority. The country is also home to a record 80 000 centenarians. By 2036, people aged 65 and over will represent a third of the population. Since 2011, the Japanese population has also been shrinking: it is a rare case of large country whose overall population is becoming smaller in prosperous and peaceful times. Japan's population is expected to drop from ...

L’un des principaux défis démographiques auxquels font face les zones rurales est le vieillissement de la population, non seulement chez les agriculteurs, mais aussi parmi la population rurale en général. Le présent document étudie le profil démographique des personnes âgées dans les zones rurales de l’Union et présente un ensemble de questions relatives à la situation des personnes âgées. Les sujets traités recouvrent la santé et l’accès aux services de soins, l’isolement social et la solitude, ...

As 13% of deaths in the EU 28 Member States (EU-28) were attributable to the environment in 2012,1 it is clear that the effects of climate change are having tangible consequences for the European population. Its pace and intensity could thus lead to increasing health risks accross the EU. Globally, temperatures have already risen by 1°C above pre-industrial levels and a temperature increase of more than 2°C would lead to even greater health risks, especially for vulnerable populations such as the ...

Europeans are ageing. In 2016, there were 3.3 people of working-age for each citizen over 65 years. By 2070, this will fall to only two. As the population lives longer, our care needs grow, but fewer people will be available to deliver them. Could assistive technologies (ATs) help us to meet the challenges of elderly care?

Près d’une personne sur quatre (23,8 %) est menacée de pauvreté ou d’exclusion sociale dans l’Union européenne en 2015. Les conditions de vie, le degré de précarité et les parcours d’entrée et de sortie de la pauvreté diffèrent en fonction de l’âge et du genre mais également au cours du cycle de vie. Les enfants constituent la population la plus touchée aujourd’hui en Europe tandis que les jeunes âgés entre 18 et 24 ans représentent désormais 10 % des personnes menacées de pauvreté ou d’exclusion ...

La commission des affaires juridiques du Parlement européen a commandé la presente étude pour obtenir une évaluation et analyse, sous les angles juridique et éthique, de quelques futures règles européennes de droit civil en robotique.

Measuring poverty is complex and a number of indicators are now used to try to give a comprehensive picture. A composite measure – 'at risk of poverty or social exclusion' (AROPE) – is used today to measure progress on the Europe 2020 anti-poverty target. In general, poverty for those aged 65 or older (65+) in the European Union significantly reduced between 2007 and 2014, in contrast to increases in poverty for people aged under 65. Those aged 65+ now have a significantly lower rate of being AROPE ...

Digital technologies play an important role in the everyday life of most Europeans; the internet allows people, businesses and governments to transform the ways they communicate and engage with one another. Yet some parts of the population are still excluded from using these new methods. Improving the EU fast broadband internet infrastructure is as important as upgrading the digital skills of citizens: 10% increase in broadband penetration may raise gross domestic product (GDP) by 1-1.5%, and by ...

The study provides an in-depth analysis of necessary technological changes, in order to improve the impact of higher or lower weight and volume of cars on road safety, particularly for, but not limited to vulnerable users. The analysis found that there are many vehicle based safety technologies that offer promise and further work should be undertaken to assess if future European type-approval regulation would be appropriate and proportional. Recommendations of technologies to consider are given.