Month: June 2016

Tackling ageing population in Spain

Written by Alex Roth, Embassy of Switzerland to Spain and Andorra

We are not getting any younger – and neither are our societies. In some countries this tendency is particularly accentuated: in Spain for instance. While many of its coastal towns have become well known retirement havens for Northern Europe’s elderly, Spanish society in general is ageing as well. And it is doing so to the extent that the number of people aged over 65 has doubled in the space of less than 30 years.