Czech Republic may face sharp population decline

According to the results of a demographic study the Czech Republic may face a sharp population decline in the coming decades. The study, which assesses the impact of various demographic developments on the pension system, says that if the present trend continues the Czech Republic could have only 6,5 million inhabitants in 90 years’ time compared to the present 10.5 million. Czech women now have 1.5 offspring on average and the dire forecast is based on a drop 1.4 in the near future.