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Friday, 19.12.2014, 23:37
The United Nations affirmed 18 December as the International Migrants Day. On this day countries are encouraged to discuss migration problems. Lithuania stands out from other EU Member States in the extent of emigration, informs LETA/ELTA.
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A member of the movement "Par dzivibu" (Pro-life), Janis Plavins has sent a letter to Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) saying that without changing the demographics policy in the coming ten years, Latvians will become a minority in their country by 2040, reports LETA.
From 2005 to 2014, a total of 16.9% or 619,600 Lithuanians lived in foreign countries, while majority of them resided in the United Kingdom, the latest data of Statistics Lithuania has showed, cites LETA/ELTA.
The immigration rate has slightly increased in Latvia in 2014 (until November), deputy head of the Central Statistical Bureau Kaspars Misans said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, cites LETA.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that in the first ten months of this year 11 007 marriages were registered in Latvia, which is 9% more than in first ten months of 2013. 925 marriages were concluded in October 2014, which is 165 marriages more than in October 2013.
In a time period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013, a total of 21,168 citizens of Latvia were registered in Latvian consular representations in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland, the European Latvians Association (ELA) informed LETA.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2013, a total of 20.6 thsd children were born in Latvia (1), 9.2 thsd or 44.6% of which were extra-marital births.The majority or 53% of the first-born children were born outside marriage.