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Russia’s population drain of the century

A week ago, President of Russia Vladimir Putin took on the issue of emigration in Lithuania, wildly exaggerating the drain it has had on the country’s population. What he chose to ignore was that the problem is even more pronounced in his own country: people are fleeing Russia in higher numbers than ever before. Lithuania is one of the destination of their choice. […]

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Emigration from Lithuania falling

Emigration from Lithuania has been on a decline, while more illegal immigrants have been crossing into Lithuania on their way to more prosperous destinations in Western Europe. […]

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Lithuanian government to set up Migration Information Centre

A Migration Information Centre will be established in Lithuania next year and it will provide information to repatriates, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Tuesday morning. […]

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Lithuania’s population decrease most intensive among EU countries

The decrease in Lithuania’s population in 2000-2013 was the most pronounced across the European Union (EU), says director of the Institute of Human Geography and Demography Vlada Stankūnienė. […]

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Norway’s Ambassador Ulland: Child welfare is top consideration for Norwegian institutions, regardless of citizenship

The Lithuanian media has lately caused some stir with stories about Lithuanian expatriates in Norway who have had their children “taken away” by childcare services. Norway’s Ambassador to Lithuania Leif Arne Ulland says that his country takes children’s welfare very seriously and makes no distinction between Norwegian families and those from other countries residing there. However, he adds, no child can be taken away from the family without a court ruling. […]

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Lithuania lost over 12 percent of population in under a decade

Statistics Lithuania informs that, at the beginning of 2014, the estimated population of Lithuania stood at 2943.5 thousand, i.e., 28.4 thousand (1 percent) below what it was at the beginning of 2013. In 2005-2013, the population declined by 411.7 thousand, or 12.3 percent. […]