Italian pensioner Diva
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Challenges in Europe: Italy faces up to ageing population

Since 2008 Europe has been going through an economic crisis leaving many of its underlying tensions exposed.

In the latest in the series looking at the challenges facing countries in Europe, BBC News met a pensioner in Italy.

Diva has taken up dancing in her 70s, and enjoys travelling and days out with her friends.

But for how long can this lifestyle continue, when Italy is not producing enough babies and future workers to pay the pensions of the elderly?

Filming and editing: Helene Daouphars. Producer: Aine Gallagher.

  • 23 Apr 2015
  • From the section Europe
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