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Europe needs to change attitude to work, family and immigrants

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By 2030, one in four Western Europeans will be 65 years old or older; ageing electorates will direct larger and larger portions of gross domestic product to retirement benefits - and invest less in opportunity for future generations.

New York

AS the United States economy slowly recovers, analysts across the political spectrum see little to cheer them from Europe. The optimists see the region's economy growing by just one per cent in 2015; many others fear that a triple-dip recession is in the offing. Germany is widely