EUROPE/GLOBAL HEALTH – This is where people live the longest in the EU (Alex Thornton, WEF)

An elderly women plays a game in a care home setting
The secret to a long life? Live in Spain. Image: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
  • Spain and Italy have the longest-lived populations in the EU.
  • There are large variations in life expectancy across Europe, a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report shows.
  • The data reflects the situation prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible that in the worst-hit countries, 2020 could see a decline in life expectancy for the first time in decades.