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Friday, 13.12.2013, 17:03
There has been a substantial reduction in the number of young persons living in Latvia over the past 20 years, according to the study carried out by the Education and Science Ministry called ''Youths in Latvia 2008-2013'', informs LETA.
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The number of citizenships granted can be related to the number of resident foreigners i.e. non-nationals resident in the Member State. In 2011, the highest rates were registered in Hungary (9.8 citizenships granted per 100 resident foreigners), Poland (6.7), Sweden (5.8), Malta (5.3) and Portugal (5.2), and the lowest in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (both 0.4), Latvia (0.6), Estonia and Austria (both 0.7) and Lithuania (0.8), reports LETA/ELTA.
The Baltic States registered the steepest reductions in population in the European Union in 2012, according to the latest data from the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA.
Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) show that, during the 10 months of 2013, 17 260 newborn were registered in Latvia; 1 880 babies were born in October – 140 children more, as compared to September. Moreover, in comparison with the first 10 months of 2012, when 16 811 children were born, the number is only 449 newborn higher.
At the beginning of 2013, the estimated population of Lithuania amounted to 2971.9 thousand, Statistics Lithuania informs. In 2001-2012, the population declined by 515.1 thousand, or 14.8%, reports LETA/ELTA.
Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that, during nine months of the year 2013, 15 380 newborn were registered in Latvia, moreover 1740 babies were born in September. As compared to nine months of 2012 when 15 130 babies were born, the number is 250 newborn higher.
During discussions on three key problems that the government has been tackling recently, the ruling coalition has reached agreement on support for demographic measures and the port tax, as Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) told reporters after the government's meeting yesterday, informs LETA.