Publication Date: 3rd October 2012
The European economy is currently experiencing some challenging times marked by excessive sovereign debt, low economic activity and (in some areas) extremely worrying unemployment levels. Faced with such pressing issues, Europe's policymakers have more than enough to deal with in trying to restore confidence in the economy. However, the continent's economic challenges are by no means restricted to these immediate problems. On the contrary, there is a proverbial elephant in the room that may well turn out to be the biggest challenge of them all: an ageing population.