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Friday April 24, 2015
Wednesday April 22, 2015
The European Parliamentary Research Service provides analytical support and comprehensive research to the Members of European Parliament.
It was established on November 1, 2013 and is organized in 3 directorates:
- Members' Research Service: its central task is to ensure that all members of the European Parliament are provided with analysis of, and research on, policy issues related to the European Union.
- The Library: provides on-site and online services, access to internal and external publications on European and national issues, and online access to news and information services. The Historical Archives and the 'Ask EP' are also part of the service.
- Impact assessment and European added value: these services contribute to identifying the need for action at European level and provide scrutiny and oversight of EU legislation in practice. This Directorate is supported by research and analytical capacities in all areas of policy, drawing if necessary on outside expertise. It covers the following activities: Ex-Ante Impact Assessment, European Added Value, Ex-Post Impact Assessment, Policy Performance Appraisal, European Council Oversight and Science and Technology Options Assessment.
Tuesday April 21, 2015
Evidence in this report shows that Africa's dependent population will decline in the coming years, while the productive population will increase.
Africa has a young and growing population and will account for about 29% of the world's population aged 15-24 by 2050. Furthermore, population projections indicate that the working age population in Africa is growing by 15.3 million people a year and this number is expected to increase over the coming decades.
(Source: African Union)