All member states of the European Union will be in need of labour in the near future. Three factors are decisive for this development: low fertilityrates, extended life expectancy and, in most EU countries, a baby-boomgeneration in their late 50s and early 60s that will slowly be reaching retirementage over the coming decades. It is highly probable that, after a periodof moderate growth in the present decade, the EU population will stagnateuntil 2030, decline after that date and age significantly in the whole period until 2050.
As a consequence, EU countries will enter a phase of significantlabour shortage and will be confronted with tremendous problems in financing their social-welfare systems.
Young Syrian refugees bring Shakespeare to life in the desert
"To me, the children are the real revolutionaries. Performing Shakespeare's play in the heart of Zaatari is a different kind of a revolution against politics and society," Bulbul said.
Bushra Nasr, 13, plays eldest daughter Goneril, while Weam Ammari, 12, is Cordelia, the one who is wronged.
"The play brought joy to all of us. We needed that," said Nasr, who fled to Jordan with her five sisters and two brothers a year ago.
"My role was not easy at first because I had to speak classical Arabic. But now, everything is smooth and I have a lot of friends. It makes me feel much better.