Estonia sets immigration quota at 1,062 people

17.01.2013, 10:38

The Ministry of Interior has made a proposal to set the immigration quota at 1,062 people for 2013 which represents 0.075% of Estonia’s permanent population, writes Postimees daily.

According to the proposal, the quota would be divided into two parts, 531 immigrants in the first half and 531 in the second half.
In 2012, the quota was 1,008 people and represented a similar proportion from the country’s permanent population.

As of January 1, there were 178,221 foreigners living in Estonia with a long-term residence permit.

There were 4,812 EU citizens who had permanent residency rights in Estonia.