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Sunday, 26.02.2017, 07:33
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.
Keyword tags: Demography, Education and Science, Lithuania
– 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.
Last year 13,923 births were registered in Estonia, data of the Interior Ministry's population facts department show LETA/BNS.
Two thirds or 67% of minorities living in Latvia feel close ties with the country, according to a study conducted by the Baltic Institute of Social Sciences "Minority Participation in Democratic Processes in Latvia", reports LETA.
Almost one-tenth of the Lithuanian population say they would like to leave the country for good and nearly one-third want to emigrate temporarily, according to a poll published by the Delfi.lt news website on Tuesday writes LETA/BNS.