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Spending on social protection by the Lithuanian government was among the lowest in the European Union in 2014, according to new data from Eurostat.
Lithuania's expenditure on social protection second lowest in EU - Eurostat
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Lithuania spent only 11.5% of GDP on social protection in 2014, and ahead only of Romania at 11.4% and well behind the EU average of 19.5%.

Total government expenditure in Lithuania was the lowest in the EU accounting for 34.8% of GDP in 2014, compared to an EU average of 48.2%.

Lithuania’s government expenditure was also below Baltic neighbours Latvia at 37.3% and Estonia at 38%.

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