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Inside Europe: Latvia's shrinking population

Since joining the European Union in 2004, Latvia - one of the Baltic states - has lost one fifth of its population. Economic migration has been the biggest factor behind this decline. Demographers are warning that unless the government takes specific steps to tackle the problem, the exodus will continue. Ģederts Ģelzis reports.