Latvia’s Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins has announced plans to adopt a smart labour migration system.

“We have been discussing shortage of workforce for a while already,” he said after meeting with the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL). “There is a common awareness that the number of population drops by 7,000-8,000 people annually, also due to negative rate between the number of births and deaths and due to emigration.”

As reported by the The Baltic Times online, Karins also stressed that there is the third opportunity to promote immigration. “Parties are not of the same opinion on it yet, but I am completely sure that it is necessary to find a smart way to promote immigration based on regulations developed by the government to prevent uncontrolled immigration,” he said.