Potential candidates in the presidential election have begun talking about social segregation and strengthening the regions and this helps them draw attention, notes political scientist Tomas Janeliūnas and economist Romas Lazutka. “For now this is […]
Lithuania has some of the strictest alcohol control restrictions now but alcohol consumption in the country remains very high, says the Chairman of the public institution “European Social, Legal and Economic Projects” (ESTEP) Klaudijus Maniokas. […]
The President and the new government have stressed a number of times that one of the greatest tasks for next year would be to reduce social segregation. The 2017 budget allocates over half a billion euro to social needs. The Prime Minister promises larger pensions, wages are to rise for educators, police officers. However the Seimas opposition says that without structural reform, it will be difficult to reduce poverty and social segregation. […]
Statistics Lithuania has announced data showing that 22.2% of Lithuania‘s population risked falling into poverty last year. Economists were quick to note that this trend repeats year after year, but that statistics do not show […]
Some 640,000 of Lithuania‘s population, or 22.2%, were below the poverty risk line in 2015, up by 3.1 points year-on-year, according to a survey of incomes and living conditions carried out by the country’s statistics office.