Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga says that it will be proposed that the government commit itself to raising salaries so that in 2020 doctors earn three times the average salary and nurses are paid 1.5 times the average wage.
“There is a proposal to tie wages to the economic situation, rather than to a specific amount of money. If we receive the go-ahead from the prime minister and the finance minister, we’ll be able to sign such an agreement,” he said.
According to Statistics Lithuania, the average gross monthly wage in Lithuania’s economy, excluding sole proprietorships, stood at 850.8 euros in the third quarter.
The largest parliamentary Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union will seek that the agreement to curb emigration is signed by both political parties and public organizations and associated structures. […]
For the first time since 2004, this May there were more arrivals in Lithuania than departures, but Lithuanian emigration remains larger than re-emigration, lrt.lt writes. Sociologist Vlada Stankūnienė says that there is nothing to celebrate […]
Some 560,000 people in Lithuania, or 19.1 percent of the country’s population, were below the poverty risk line last year, down by 1.5 percentage points compared with 2013, according to a survey of incomes and living conditions carried out by the country’s statistics office. […]