SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 11 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania are among the European Union member states that recorded the highest rates of population loss last year, the EU's statistical office said.
Bulgaria and Croatia had the second highest rate of population loss among EU-28, of 7.1% each, while Romania recorded the third highest, of 6.6%, Eurostat said in a statement on Wednesday.
Latvia has the fastest shrinking population in the EU - its population decreased by 7.5% in 2018.
Greece's population decreased by 1.8% last year.
Slovenia was the only SEE country with population growing, as it increased by 6.8%, Eurostat data showed.
Bulgaria's population (7.0 million) and Croatia's population (4.05 million) correspond to 1.4% and 0.8% of EU's population of 513.5 million, respectively, while Romania's population (19.5 million) corresponds to 3.8%.