International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics
Thursday, 31.07.2014, 14:27
The latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that due to international long-term migration (1) the number of Latvian population in 2013 dropped by 14.3 thousand persons or 0.7%, which is by 2.4 thousand more than in 2012, when the number of population due to international long-term migration decreased by 11.9 thousand or by 0.6%.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Baltic States – CIS, Demography, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Society
According to the data of the population facts department of the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1,224 births and 1,201 deaths were registered in June 2014 in Estonia, informs LETA.
On 1 January 2014, the population of the European Union was estimated at 507.4 million, compared with 505.7 million on 1 January 2013, reports LETA/ELTA.
In planning state budget for the coming years, demographics should be put forward as a priority, not defense, Chairman of the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG) Andris Jaunsleinis said in an interview with LETA.
In the first five months of 2014, 8656 newborns were registered in Latvia, which is 362 babies more than in the first five months of 2013. In May 1843 newborns were registered in Latvia.
In 2006, Liepaja (southwestern Latvia) was inhabited by 82,421 people. Since then, the number of residents in Latvia's third largest city has reduced by about 10,000, according to data provided by the Central Statistical Bureau, cites LETA.
The European Commission recommends Lithuanian politicians to introduce pension reforms, according to the Commission, it is necessary to raise the retirement age as after 50 years Lithuania's pension expenditure will be twice higher than the average of the European Union, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaro zinios.