Spending on social protection by the Lithuanian government was among the lowest in the European Union in 2014, according to new data from 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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