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Statistikk viser at EUs befolkning økte med 80.000 netto i fjor (differansen mellom fødsler og død), mens innvandringen sto for 700.000 mennesker, eller nesten ti ganger så mange. Det sier noe om et kontinent som får en alderssammensetning med en stor andel eldre, mens de unge i økende grad utgjøre av unge innvandrere.

 

Overall, the EU population last year grew by 80,000 on a natural basis, the net of births and deaths, and added 700,000 people through migration.

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 In absolute numbers, Germany saw a big boost of 437,300 residents while Italy’s immigrants rose by 181,700 people.
In Spain, a net 257,000 people left the country. Crisis-hit Portugal lost 36,000 residents, Greece dropped 52,000, Ireland 26,000 and Cyprus 12,000.
In 2013, 5.1 million babies were born in the EU at a lower rate of 10.0 births per 1,000 people from 10.4 babies a year earlier.
The highest birth rates were seen in Ireland, with 15 births per 1,000 people, France, at 12.3, and Britain with 12.2 births.