There were two factors behind the decrease of population. First, negative net migration accounted for 58.5 percent of the overall decrease – 12,600 more people emigrated than immigrated. Second, 41.5 percent decrease was determined by negative natural population change – 8,900 more people died than were born.
With a thrust from the eurozone, affordable air-fares on the route Vilnius-Tel Aviv and just generally better Israeli-Lithuanian relations, tourist flows between the two countries have peaked lately. […]
Lithuania’s statistics office says that euro adoption could have been among the reasons behind a rise in service prices at the start of this year, but adds that the changeover had no impact on prices of goods. […]