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Sunday, 26.03.2017, 19:50
Over 50,000 people emigrated from Lithuania last year, in addition to nearly 14,000 in the first two months of 2017, according to the official statistics writes LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Demography, EU – Baltic States, Lithuania, Quality of life
Latvia has been showing the fastest increase in the fertility rate among EU member states as the average number of live births per woman in Latvia rose from 1.22 in 2001 to 1.7 in 2015, or by 0.48 births, according to the latest demography data released by Eurostat on Wednesday.
Statistics on Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia summarised by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show thatin the Baltic states representation of women in decision-making is low, however women number tends to prevail in judiciary posts.
Lithuania's higher education network needs restructuring is needed not only to ensure better quality but also in response to demographic numbers, as the number of university student will be on the downward scale up until 2025, says LETA/BNS Lithuania's Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskiene.
– Last year the consular department of the Latvian embassy in the UK received 10,367 applications for Latvian passports, 4,188 applications for personal ID cards, and registered 2,262 newborns, informs LETA.
According to the initial estimates of Statistics Estonia, the population number of Estonia as at 1 January 2017 was 1,317,800, which is 1,850 persons more than at the same time a year ago.
Statistics Lithuania informs that based on provisional data, on 1 January 2017, the resident population of Lithuania totalled 2 mln 849 th.