Daily Mail: How 1.5MILLION Romanians have left their homeland in a decade …

  • Population of Romania has fallen to 20 million in the last 10 years
  • 2011 census showed a drop of 1.55million since the census in 2001
  • Romania joined the EU in 2007, allowing increased migration
  • This combined with the falling birth rate has caused the drop
  • The population of Romania has shrunk by nearly eight per cent in a decade, largely thanks to emigration.

    Figures from the country’s latest census showed yesterday that numbers have fallen by 1.5million over the last ten years.

    The key reason is that many younger Romanians have departed to work in countries including Spain and Italy, leaving behind an ageing population and falling birthrates.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356171/How-1-5MILLION-Romanians-left-homeland-decade-immigrants-head-west-droves.html#ixzz2YFCM8LGi
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