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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 27.05.2015, 16:48

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At the beginning of 2015 population of Latvia decreased by 15.4 thsd people

At the beginning of 2015 population of Latvia decreased by 15.4 thsd people

27.05.2015

According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) at the beginning of 2015, the number of population of Latvia accounted for 1 mln 986.1 thsd people, which is 15.4 thsd less than a year before. In 2014, the number of population witnessed a slower decrease (decrease of 0.77%) as compared to 2013 (1.10%).

Keyword tags: Analytics, Baltic States – CIS, Demography, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Society



Cinema attendance reached an all-time record since the restoration of Estonia’s independence

Cinema attendance reached an all-time record since the restoration of Estonia’s independence

27.05.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 2.6 million cinema visits in 2014, which is an all-time record since the restoration of independence. In the last nine years, cinema attendance has increased each year.

Latvia might have to take in 737 refugees, Lithuania 710

Latvia might have to take in 737 refugees, Lithuania 710

27.05.2015

The European Commission today adopted the first set of concrete measures to implement the European Agenda on Migration, informs LETA.


45% Lithuanians would find it hard to cover unexpected expenses of EUR 300

45% Lithuanians would find it hard to cover unexpected expenses of EUR 300

27.05.2015

Although more than half of Lithuania's residents believe their knowledge of personal finance planning is "good" and a third thinks that it is at least "mediocre", as many as 45% of those surveyed would have difficulties to pay for unexpected expenses seeking up to EUR 300, informs LETA/ELTA.

Piebalgs: compulsory refugee quotas are against solidarity of states

Piebalgs: compulsory refugee quotas are against solidarity of states

26.05.2015

Compulsory refugee quotas are against solidarity of states, this according to former European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", cites LETA.

25.05.2015

Swedbank: consumer purchasing power will rise significantly in Estonia

The real purchasing power of Estonian households will increase significantly in 2015, said senior analyst at Swedbank Liis Elmik, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

22.05.2015

Emigration from Estonia decreased by 30% in 2014

According to Statistics Estonia, 4,637 persons emigrated from Estonia and 3,904 persons immigrated to Estonia in 2014. The volume of emigration was 30% smaller than in the previous three years.

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