Poverty, social exclusion biggest concerns in Lithuania

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Despite economic growth, increasing household revenues, and falling unemployment, inequality and poverty indicators in Lithuania remain among the highest in the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday, when presenting the government’s activity report for 2016 to parliament.

“In the social area, indicators of poverty and social exclusion raise the biggest concerns,” Skvernelis told lawmakers, local media reported.

Improved social security and reduced social exclusion are among the governmental priorities, the head of government added.

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