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The government is aiming to stabilise the demographic situation by 2021 and predicts that by 2030, we will once more become a country of three million. This is to be achieved through greater birth rates, larger return grants for returning citizens and longer life expectancy. However, migration expert Karolis Žibas notes that the emigrant attraction programmes will not work out until the country’s socioeconomic situation improves. Meanwhile, demographics expert Vlada Stankūnienė explains that the planned direct grants will not encourage larger birth rates, lrt.lt writes.
Government promises there will be three million of us once more, experts shrug
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