Posts tagged as population

What will Eastern Europe look like in 2100?

Thursday, July 23, 2020

What will Eastern Europe look like in 2100? This question has tentatively captured the imaginations of politicians, economists, and social scientists alike for some time now, and all point to an overwhelming trend – a much more sparsely populated region. What will Eastern Europe look like in 2100? This question has tentatively captured the imaginations of politicians, economists, and social scientists alike for some time now, and all point to…

Estonia’s mainly Russian stateless population continues to decline

Monday, July 13, 2020

The number of people in Estonia with ‘undetermined citizenship’ – held mainly by the country’s Russian-speaking residents that were not automatically given the Estonian passport after the collapse of the USSR – has fallen below 70,000. According to the population register data quoted by Estonian public broadcaster ERR News, 69,993 stateless people lived in Estonia as of July 1 this year, constituting around 6 percent of the country’s 1.3 million…

Population of Latvia declined by 12,000 last year

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) and released May 28 show that at the beginning of 2020 the population of Latvia accounted for 1,908,000 people, which is 12,300 thousand people fewer than a year earlier. While that means a long-standing population reduction continues, one slightly encouraging sign was that fact that in 2019, international long-term migration accounted for 3,400 of that number, which is the lowest indicator recorded since 1989.…

Low population density is a blessing for Baltic states during Covid-19 pandemic

By Fransua Vytautas Razvadauskas on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Baltic states seem to have coped with the coronavirus pandemic better than some of their better-resourced fellow EU member-states. Lower population density may be a factor in their success, argues Fransua Vytautas Razvadauskas of Euromonitor International. Just about every country has been affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) which has infected more than 3 million people and laid claim to over 200,000 lives worldwide, at the time of writing.…

Immigration increases population for fifth year in a row

Friday, January 17, 2020

The population increased by more than 3,500 people last year and was driven by immigration for the fifth year in a row, a preliminary estimate of the population released by Statistics Estonia shows. The data shows on the first day of the new year, there were 1,328,360 people registered as living in Estonia which is 3,540 persons more than on January 1, 2019. The reason for population growth in 2019…

Almost a quarter of Latvia’s population remains at risk of poverty

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Data from the survey conducted by the CSB show that 434,000 persons or 22.9 % of the population of Latvia were at risk of poverty in 2018 – just 0.4 percentage points less than in 2017 with the reduction largely accounted for by an increase in the minimum wage from EUR 380 in 2017 to EUR 430 in 2018 plus changes in legislation on social benefits and changes in income tax application. The at-risk-of-poverty rate is the share of persons with…

Lithuania’s population grows for 1st time in 28 years

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Lithuania’s population has grown for the first time in 28 years due to migration trends, the country’s statistics office said on Tuesday. It released preliminary data showing that the resident population of Lithuania reached 2,794,300 on January 1, 2020, which is 145 people more than a year ago. An increase in Lithuania’s resident population had been last registered in 1991, according to the statistics office. It attributed the population growth to…

The Baltics with ships, but without electricity

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 18, 2019

It became known yesterday that Lithuania will acquire a rescue vessel for the naval forces worth about 40 million euros. “The contract with the winner of the tender for the construction of the vessel is planned to be signed in December of this year,” the ministry said. A preliminary cost – 39.4 million euros. Moreover, electricity in Lithuania went up by 23% to 47.4 euro per megawatt-hour last week. Prices…

Can you afford to pay all your bills?

Friday, May 10, 2019

In 2018, 6.2 % of the population or around 31 million people in the European Union (EU) were severely materially deprived, informed Eurostat. This means that they cannot afford at least four of the following items, which are considered by most people to be desirable or necessary to lead an adequate life: pay their bills on time; keep their home adequately warm; face unexpected expenses; eat meat (or fish or the vegetarian…

Population figure in Estonia increased by more births and smaller emigration

Friday, May 10, 2019

1,324,820 people lived in Estonia on Jan. 1, 2019, which is 5,687 people more than at the same time a year earlier as more births and smaller emigration increased the population figure, according to the revised data of Statistics Estonia. In 2018, the population figure decreased by 1,384 people due to negative natural change, but increased by 7,071 people as a result of positive net migration. Altogether 14,367 children were…