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2018 03 02
OECD: Lithuania needs to address its demographic challenge and boost job quality

Lithuania’s economy has recovered strongly from the global financial crisis, with GDP, wages and employment levels back up to their pre-crisis levels. The country should now focus on tackling the demographic challenge of a fast-declining population and making the job market more inclusive, according to a new OECD report.

2018 02 01
The implementation of the European pillar of social rights was discussed with the EU political experts

At the meeting of Vice-Minister of Social Security and Labour Eitvydas Bingelis with the representatives of the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission Representation in Lithuania, the relationships of the European pillar of social rights with the European Semester, challenges faced during...

2018 01 25
Minister Linas Kukuraitis: “Childcare and family care in the present ensures public well-being in the future”

At a high-level conference taking place these days in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas Kukuraitis, together with employment, health and education ministers of states united by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), international experts,...

2017 11 16
Vice-Minister Eitvydas Bingelis: ‘Youth involvement and participation in volunteering and community activities are one of the prerequisites for developing critical thinking and protecting young people’

Experts, researchers, policy makers and specialists in public security and other fields from the European Commission and Member State youth policy and other concerned sectors sat down...

2017 11 14
Head of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office: ‘Social Security is one of the most important things in our lives’

Child welfare and family support, labour market inclusion and full community participation for people with disabilities, the prevention of violence against children and women, assistance for victims of human trafficking, equal opportunities for women and men, the integration of refugees, the...

2017 11 09
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to Minister Linas Kukuraitis: ‘You are moving in a very good direction’

The strategy for the integration of foreigners and integrating them as effectively as possible in Lithuania – the actions needed for these pressing issues are being coordinated by Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas Kukuraitis and Deputy Regional Representative for...

2017 10 31
Government approves legislation amendment package on reorganisation of the Labour Exchange into the Employment Service

At a Government sitting, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a package of amendments to the Law on Employment and related legislation by which the Lithuanian Labour Exchange, together with its territorial units, will become the Employment Service – a single legal entity. This is being done to...

2017 07 26
New regulation of labour relations: What you need to know

The new Labour Code, which is the second after the restoration of Lithuania’s independence, took effect on the 1st of July, 2017. The new Labour Code imposes fewer obligations on an employee to reimburse the employer for the cost of professional training, provides for more opportunities for employees to defend their rights, envisages that skilled workers are paid a wage...

2017 07 18
More favourable conditions for the reconciliation of work and family life – and for better demographic situation

On July 17-18, at the informal meeting of the EU’s Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council in Tallinn Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Social Security and Labour Eglė Radišauskienė and the EU ministers of social policy and employment discussed the issues of reconciling work and family...

2017 05 01
A historic agreement on the Labour Code reached

“The Labour Code is a living organism and it is almost the most frequently amended legal act in the country; therefore, we should not fear that any provision of the new Labour Code turns out to be inefficient and we cannot repeal or amend it,” Vice-Minister of Social Security and Labour Eglė Radišauskienė commented on the new Labour Code which is to become effective on 1 July.

2017 05 01
Europe urges to support young people

Seeking to empower and inspire young people, an open dialogue is needed, as well as consistency and continuity of policy and its implemented measures. This was highlighted by Vice-Minister of Social Security and Labour Eitvydas Bingelis, who participated in the policy debate “Building Europe’s future – listening to and supporting young people” held at the Youth Council in Brussels.

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