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Deaths overtake births in Europe, new stats confirm
Life Site News ^ | 07/12/2018 | Calvin Freiburger

Posted on 07/12/2018 12:12:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

LUXEMBOURG, July 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The native-born population of the European Union (EU) is on the decline thanks to more deaths than births in 2017, new government figures reveal.

On Tuesday, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat released a report on the latest population data, just in time for World Population Day on Wednesday. It reveals that the EU saw 5.3 million deaths and 5.1 million births in 2017. The overall population increased from 511.5 million to 512.6 million, however, thanks to immigrants making up the difference.

“With 82.9 million residents (or 16.2% of the total EU population on 1 January 2018), Germany is the most populated EU Member State, ahead of France (67.2 million, or 13.1%), the United Kingdom (66.2 million, or 12.9%), Italy (60.5 million, or 11.8%), Spain (46.7 million, or 9.1%) and Poland (38.0 million, or 7.4%),” the report says. “For the remaining Member States, nine have a share of between 1.5% and 4% of the EU population and thirteen a share below 1.5%.”

Ireland retained the highest birth rate and lowest death rate in the EU, making its natural population growth five times higher than the EU’s average. Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO) projects that the population will continue to grow until reaching nearly 6.7 million in 2051, though it remains to be seen how the country’s legalization of abortion will impact such predictions.

Births also continued to outnumber deaths in Cyprus, Luxembourg, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The economic impact of declining birth rates in the western world is a topic of ongoing concern. Progressives welcome mass immigration as a solution to native births dropping below replacement levels, while conservatives warn that trading birth for migration presents deeper cultural challenges.

“Europe has been importing a considerable mass of people on the unspoken assumption that more diversity in a society will invariably breed ever more tolerance,” Brian Stewart writes at The Federalist. “Worse, this massive influx has been accompanied by an austere and often fervent Islamic piety; and this has been doubly dangerous.”

“Loose talk of a ‘clash of civilizations’ between Europe and its Muslim communities is egregious, but it is hard to ignore the rampant illiberalism exhibited by large numbers of certain immigrant groups,” he continues. “After the 7/7 bombings in London, polls revealed that 68 percent of British Muslims believe that British citizens who ‘insult Islam’ should be arrested and prosecuted.”

The solution, Stewart says, is for Europeans to “insist that, despite the sins of their past, they have rights as well as duties in the present. They could abandon their disinclination to power that has become little more than a disinclination to history. They might even consider crediting certain forms of Christianity for their contributions to civilization.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthrate; births; deathrate; deaths; demographics; europe; europedemgraphics; europedemographics
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1 posted on 07/12/2018 12:12:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Related:
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3670361/posts


2 posted on 07/12/2018 12:13:49 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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Not the black plague or wars this time. Civilization decided “stuff” was more important than children. Sad.


3 posted on 07/12/2018 12:15:53 PM PDT by LYDIAONTARIO
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They did want population control the save the planet from Global Warming


4 posted on 07/12/2018 12:20:50 PM PDT by butlerweave
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Soy products contain isoflavones, which reduce male fertility. Just sayin’.


5 posted on 07/12/2018 12:22:59 PM PDT by montag813
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RE: Soy products contain isoflavones, which reduce male fertility. Just sayin’.

It’s America’s fault, we are the world’s largest soy producer. :)


6 posted on 07/12/2018 12:24:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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1 billion Chinese live on Soy. If it wasn’t for government regulations, they’d breed like bunnies.


7 posted on 07/12/2018 12:28:41 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Idiocracy. Except the Muslims will take the place of the ‘tards.

“...why come no tattoo?”


8 posted on 07/12/2018 12:30:12 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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That’ll change when the Muslim invaders start spawning.


9 posted on 07/12/2018 12:32:09 PM PDT by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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10 posted on 07/12/2018 12:32:53 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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I am making a prediction here. Birth rates are related to inflation. The more inflation, reduction of buying power per hour worked, the fewer children are born.

At the same time, as the Trump economy sends more blacks to work, we will see a reduction in drug crimes and gang shootings. In prior decades, being in a gang was a rite of passage. Eventually, gang members moved on to be productive workers and went on to lead adult non-gang lives. As liberalization took away jobs and moved them overseas, the only way to earn money was to stay in the gang and try to make it selling crack. Now street sellers are in their forties. A career in crack did not lead to bigger, better and more adult lives. Trump has changed all this for inner city and rural blacks alike.

In other words, it’s the economy, stupid...


11 posted on 07/12/2018 12:39:15 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Geez...Laziness, selfishness, self-righteousness, addictions, and apathy leads to cultural decline.

What civilizations have been through this before?


12 posted on 07/12/2018 12:51:52 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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So in retrospect WWI and WWII were a tremendous waste of American lives and treasure.

Don't worry Europe, the EU has been importing the replacement people so all is good. The price is your culture and freedom. The Nazis and Soviets could never dream that it could be that easy to roll Western Europe by using its people as a weapon against itself.

13 posted on 07/12/2018 12:54:50 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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All in all I am really glad I had four children.


14 posted on 07/12/2018 1:01:19 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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In other words, it’s the economy, stupid...

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Nope. Climate change.


15 posted on 07/12/2018 1:05:22 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.)
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All in all I am really glad I had four children.

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I had six, slacker.


16 posted on 07/12/2018 1:07:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.)
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My mother had 10. So there. :)


17 posted on 07/12/2018 1:07:53 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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Abortions.

National suicide by abortion

They are literally aborting their nations into oblivion.
(We are headed there as well)

The Islamist just have to stand by and wait.


18 posted on 07/12/2018 1:35:28 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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In other words, it’s the economy, stupid...
Very true,

But I would add this.

All that "free stuff" in the Socialist Western Europe has put pressure on the producers of the population to support the non productive members of the nations.

Add in the nihilism that has replaced Christianity and top it off with abortion and one gets the current situation.

No government program can "fix" this. Europe and the West in general is dying.
19 posted on 07/12/2018 1:42:36 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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“No government program can “fix” this. Europe and the West in general is dying. “

It’s not that government programs can’t fix the situation. It’s that government programs are causing the situation.


20 posted on 07/12/2018 1:44:16 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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