Greece’s Population Set to Drop to 8 Million by 2050, Scientists Warn

December 10, 2019

Greece’s population has been on a trajectory of rapid decline since 2011, the first year since 1944 when a negative birthrate was recorded, and it is expected to drop to 8 million people by 2050, a leading scientist warned on Monday.


Stefanos Chandakas, an obstetrician-gynecologist and the founder and CEO of HOPEgenesis, a Greek non-profit organization that addresses the issue of low birth rates in Greece, said that in 2017 there were 88,553 births and 124,501 deaths in Greece.


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