Posts tagged as population

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…

Lithuania’s population to shrink to 2.5 mln by 2025: demographic study

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In the upcoming six years, the number of residents in Lithuania may decrease to 2.5 million people, while by 2030 the country’s population may shrink to 2.4 million, a new survey showed on Tuesday. The demographic projections were presented at a conference on Lithuania’s demographic policy held by Lithuania’s Employment Service (UZT) and Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK). “In fact, we observe the two main trends: total population decline and…

Latvia’s population slightly down in 2018, migration at ”zero” level – statistics

Friday, January 4, 2019

Last year the number of Latvia’s population slightly decreased, but it is related with a smaller number of newborns in the country, not with migration, said Central Statistical Bureau head Aija Zigure in an interview with commercial LNT television today. She said that the data on the population are preliminary and will be finalized in a couple of months. According to the preliminary data, the number of population in Latvia…

UK gives advice to population for «no-deal» EU divorce

Friday, August 24, 2018

As the UK and the European Union has not yet arrived at a Brexit deal, British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has outlined practical advice for the scenario if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in 2019. British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Thursday, August 23, Mr Raab said reaching a deal with the EU was the “overriding priority” and “by far the most likely outcome” but that “we…

Estonia to collect addresses of residents temporarily studying, working abroad

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Estonian employers and universities will have to start providing to the population register the temporary addresses of people working and studying abroad, the daily Postimees reports. Such an obligation will take effect at the beginning of 2019 when amendments to the Population Register Act enter into force. The temporary address of people who study or are temporarily working abroad for more than three months will be added to the register.…