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Friday, 19.12.2014, 17:06
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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The Estonian government set with its decree the Estonian 2015 immigration quota at 1,322 persons, which forms 0.1% of Estonia's permanent population, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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.
A representative survey of the public, performed in mid-November 2014, revealed that more than half of the Lithuania's residents positively assess the adoption of the euro. The fact that as of 1 January 2015 Lithuania's currency will be the euro was positively or very positively assessed by 53% of the population, while 39% were sceptical on the issue of the future currency and 8% had no opinion, the Bank of Lithuania said, cites LETA/ELTA.
Large scale transformations with the main aim of building a democratic lawful state with a social-oriented market economy and formation of a strong civil society took place after gaining independence in Uzbekistan in 1991, reported BC the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Riga.
The majority of Latvian residents prefer to read printed books, while only a minor part prefers electronic books. Furthermore, 45% say that the daily routine allows them to read for more than two hours a day, according to a survey conducted by publishing house Drukatava.
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.