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Wednesday, 07.10.2015, 20:23
Only 8.3 % of migrants' applications for asylum in Latvia are approved, and Latvia is ranked last in the European Union in this respect, according to data for the first six months of the year collated by Pew Research Center, writes LETA.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Demography, Latvia, Quality of life
The Baltic states are among the most vulnerable countries in the world to an unprecedented pace of aging population that is forecast to slow economic growth over the next 20 years, ''Moody's Investors Service'' said in a report published today, writes LETA.
The European Union (EU) as a whole is confronted with an ageing population. In 2014, the proportion of persons aged 65 or over reached 18.5 % in the EU and it is projected to further increase in the future to almost 30 % by 2080, writes LETA/ELTA.
Latvia's population could reduce by 32% by 2080, the British newspaper Daily Telegraph writes after analyzing data from Eurostat.
According to the data of the population facts department of the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1,182 births and 1,195 deaths were registered in June in Estonia, LETA/Postimees Online announced.
According to the most likely scenario, Latvia's population in 2040 will be 1.51 million, but in 2080 – 1.35 million, University of Latvia Economics and Management faculty professor Juris Krumins said during a press conference on the demographic situation in the country yesterday, cites LETA.
According to provisional data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), Latvia's population as of August 1, 2015 was 1.978 million, and this was by 88,500 persons less than in 2011, the head of the CSB Aija Zigure said during a press conference yesterday, reports LETA.