Lithuania's population declined at the fastest pace in the European Union, according to new figures from Eurostat.

To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
Emigrants

Lithuania's population fell to almost 2.887 million on Jan. 1, 2016, down 32,700 people in a year.

The population change per 1,000 residents was minus 11.3, the largest decrease among all EU member states.

Latvia registered the second-largest decrease (-8.7 per 1,000 residents), followed by Croatia (-8.2). The largest increases were observed in Luxembourg (+23.3), Austria (+14.4), Germany (+11.8), Malta (+11.7) and Sweden (+10.6).

However, Lithuania's negative natural change of population, which represents the difference between the number of births and the number of deaths during the year and excludes net migration, was not the largest in the EU, at -3.5 per 1,000 residents.

Larger negative changes were recorded in Bulgaria (-6.2), Croatia and Hungary (both -4) and Romania (-3.8).

Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Upgrade2018! meetings in Vilnius and Riga indicate the importance of cross-Baltic cultural cooperation

International networking meetings realized in the frames of Cross-Baltic Upgrade2018! initiative in...

Vilnius expects bid from reinstated bidder for natl stadium contract within 1-2 months

Vilniaus Nacionalinis Stadionas (VNS), a company brought by the Lithuanian Supreme Court back into...

Lithuanian intelligence body allocated EUR 7.7 mln to finish its building complex

The Lithuanian state investment program earmarks more than 7.7 million euros for completing the...

Vilnius hosts general convention of judges

Vilnius is hosting a general convention of judges on Monday, held to mark the judicial centenary.

Jews angered by Ušackas' remarks on General Storm

Faina Kukliansky , chairwoman of the Jewish Community of Lithuania (JCL), on Friday voiced her...