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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romania has one of the lowest proportions of births outside marriage in the EU

Under a third of the babies born in Romania in 2016, namely 31.3%, were born to unmarried parents, this being one of the lowest proportions of live births outside marriage in the EU, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

Only six EU Member States had lowest shares than Romania, namely Italy – 28%, Lithuania – 27.4%, Poland – 25%, Cyprus – 19.1%, Croatia – 18.9%, and Greece – 9.4%.

On the other hand, with six in every ten babies born to unmarried parents, France had the largest proportion (59.7%) of live births outside marriage in the EU in 2016. Next in the top were Bulgaria and Slovenia (both 58.6%), followed by Estonia - 56.1%, Sweden - 54.9% and Denmark - 54%.

Over 5.1 million babies were born in the European Union (EU) in 2016, and in eight of the 28 Member States the majority of babies were born outside marriage. Meanwhile, in eight other member States two-thirds of babies were born to married parents, Eurostat data shows.

Bucharest mayor wants new aid schemes to increase birth rate

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing [email protected]

Romania has one of the lowest proportions of births outside marriage in the EU

Under a third of the babies born in Romania in 2016, namely 31.3%, were born to unmarried parents, this being one of the lowest proportions of live births outside marriage in the EU, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

Only six EU Member States had lowest shares than Romania, namely Italy – 28%, Lithuania – 27.4%, Poland – 25%, Cyprus – 19.1%, Croatia – 18.9%, and Greece – 9.4%.

On the other hand, with six in every ten babies born to unmarried parents, France had the largest proportion (59.7%) of live births outside marriage in the EU in 2016. Next in the top were Bulgaria and Slovenia (both 58.6%), followed by Estonia - 56.1%, Sweden - 54.9% and Denmark - 54%.

Over 5.1 million babies were born in the European Union (EU) in 2016, and in eight of the 28 Member States the majority of babies were born outside marriage. Meanwhile, in eight other member States two-thirds of babies were born to married parents, Eurostat data shows.

Bucharest mayor wants new aid schemes to increase birth rate

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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