In Lithuania fear that Russia “take advantage of” outflow of population from the Baltic States
MOSCOW, 21 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Exodus faced by the Baltic States and Central and Eastern Europe may affect European security because it can “take advantage of Russia”. About this newspaper Rzeczpospolita said the Director of Lithuanian social research centre sarmīte Mikuleniene.
“Population decline is a blow to our security, the situation could benefit Russia. In society, the tensions. Recently a discussion broke out about whether to allow work we have registered in Russia, of the Corporation, which is engaged in taxi transportation and collects data about their customers,” said Mikuleniene.
According to her, a particularly acute problem of loss of population arose after the collapse of the USSR. Since 1990-ies Lithuania lost a quarter of the population, Latvia — thirds of the population. Poland after accession to the EU lost more than a million people who went to more developed countries of Europe, and then the place went “take the visitors from the East, primarily from the Ukraine.”