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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.

2017 05 01
Jonas Ruškus, Lithuania’s candidate to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, was introduced to the ambassadors

Minister of Social Security and Labour Linas Kukuraitis and Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Neris Germanas invited the ambassadors residing in Lithuania as well as the representatives of embassies and introduced Professor Jonas Ruškus, Member of the United Nations Committee...

2017 04 01
The European Union plans to move to the electronic exchange of documents on social insurance

European Union residents who have worked in several countries and who apply for pensions and other benefits will be able to receive replies from the responsible authorities of those countries more quickly. Residents’ applications will be handled faster and it will take shorter to confirm the social insurance record acquired in...

2017 04 01
Bilateral meeting on Lithuania’s progress on its way to membership in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Where Lithuania currently is on its way to membership in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and what should be done in order to reach this aim. These issues were discussed between Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, and...

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