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Sunday, 02.08.2015, 23:19
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2014 as compared to 2013 the number of births rose in all three Baltic States. However, the largest birth rate growth of 5.6% was registered in Latvia.
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Statistics Lithuania informs that an annual publication Demographic Yearbook 2014 has been released. The publication provides statistical information about the structure and demographic development of the Lithuanian population: birth and death rates, marriages, divorces, migration. Comparable demographic statistics of the European Union member states and population projections of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) are provided.
Preliminary demographic indicators of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that during the first six months of 2015, 4 765 marriages were registered in Latvia, which is 544 marriages or 13% more than during the first six months of 2014.
Latvia registered the EU's third largest population drop in 2015, reports LETA, according to Eurostat. The EU's overall population in 2014 increased by over a million, reaching 508 million persons.
Latvia's integration policies are ad hoc and project-based through the European Union, and they reach only a small part of immigrants, the think tank Providus researcher Marta Riksa told LETA when commenting the findings of the 2015 Migrant Policy Integration Index (MIPEX), reported LETA.
In an interview on Latvian Television this morning, State Border Guard Chief Normunds Garbars said that Latvia is a popular transit country for illegal immigrants to get to other destinations in the European Union, informs LETA.
In a democratic country, it is also important to hear public opinion, like on the refugee issue, believes Ombudsman Juris Jansons, reports LETA.