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India and South Asia: June 2016 Dossier

The June 2016 Dossier highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include an interview with Mani Shankar Aiyar, and a detailed account of the recent travels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Demographic Change and Migration in Europe

Historical data and projections presented in this policy brief reveal that Europe faces serious challenges from a complex interplay between demographic change, migration, weak growth and productivity and unemployment.
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Unemployment is a greater threat than demographics

As populations age, the ratio of old people to the young rises, putting pressure on health services and pensions. In many countries, the size of the working population has passed its peak. In others, declines in the working-age population are prevented only by the arrival of younger immigrants.
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Spanish recovery offers little hope for youth

Once the new Spanish government is formed, it will be confronted by enormous challenges. An immediate issue will be the budget deficit, which is expected to be around 5.2 per cent in 2015 and 3.6 per cent in 2016.