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Every fifth inhabitant plans moving abroad

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Approximately every fifth (19%) economically-active inhabitant of Latvia, aged 18 to 55, plans leaving Latvia to live abroad in the nearest time.

Nevertheless, majority of the respondents (81%) do not intend to leave the country in the following year, suggests the market, social and media research agency TNS Latvia data.

Most often mentioned places to which the surveyed intend to move in the upcoming year, are the Scandinavian countries – Norway and Sweden (27%), as well as Britain (26%). 15% of the respondents plan moving to Germany, while 12% decided to go to Russia. Moreover, 20% named other countries as the possible destination.

On the other hand, nearly half of Latvia’s population (47%), who intend to move abroad in the nearest time, have not decided where to go yet.


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  1. Bub says:

    The government has not found any ways of how to stop people from emigrating, on the other hand, is that their duty? True patriots would not do that. But again on the other hand, if they have small children to sustain, no jobs and no choice?

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