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2018 03 15
EU Ministers of Social Security and Employment Focus on the Future of Social Policy and Reducing the Gender Pay Gap

During a meeting held in Brussels on 15 March, the Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas Kukuraitis, along with other EU ministers of social security and employment, discussed matters related to EU social policies after 2020 and reducing the gender pay gap.

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2018 03 15
UN Headquarters Hold a Discussion on the Social Inclusion of People with Down Syndrome

The 37 th Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council held on 15 March at the UN Office in Geneva hosted a discussion to commemorate the World Down Syndrome Day. Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Jonas Ruškus, currently running for a second term in 2019-2022, emphasised the role of the...

2018 03 14
Vice Minister of Social Security and Labour Eglė Radišauskienė: “We are Responsible for the Assurance of Equal Rights and Opportunities for Men and Women both Collectively and as Individuals”

Along with representatives of other countries, the Vice Minister of Social Security and Labour Eglė Radišauskienė is currently taking part in the 62 nd Session of the United Nations Commission...

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2018 03 14
Housing Assistance for Young Families

The Government has approved the draft law developed by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour regarding financial incentives for young families purchasing their first housing. The goal of the draft law is to subsidise young families in regions in purchasing their first housing, thereby reducing the rate of emigration, improving the demographic situation in the country, and boosting the...

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...

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