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Compared with the crisis, five times less people emigrate from Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULess and less people leave Latvia on a regular basis in comparison with crisis years. Nevertheless, migration remains a negative factor – 7,900 more people had left the country in comparison with the number of people that had travelled to the country, said Olegs Baranovs, Director of Economy Ministry’s National Economy Structural Policy Department, in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

He said that, according to the ministry’s estimates, 38,000-40,000 people had left the country over the course of 2009-2010. Last year, however, the number of people who left the country exceeded the number of people who travelled to the country for life by only 7,900 people, as reported by lsm.lv.

Baranovs admits the number of people that continue leaving the country remains in the majority. Fortunately there are at least some positive signs – people want to return to Latvia. For example, the section of Latvia.lv portal regarding the return to Latvia is visited by more and more people from abroad every year – 14,000 in 2014 and 24,000 in 2015.

Baranovskis notes that the country’s developed re-emigration plan for 2013-2016 provides help to people who have decided to return to their home country. Unfortunately, it does not resolve other problems, as people only decide to return home if there is a job and a good salary waiting for them.

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