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The Lithuanian government plans to earmark an additional 500 million euros in next year's budget for pensions, children and poverty reduction, with more than 4 billion euros to be allocated for this purpose in total, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Friday.
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"Next year, we are planning an additional injection of 483 million euros and the total amount of money allocated for this purpose will exceed 4 billion euros," Skvernelis said at a news conference as he presented the government's tax change proposals

"No previous government has ever allocated such amounts of money for such purposes," he added.

According to the prime minister, 252 million euros of the additional money would go toward pensions, 193 million euros toward children and low-income families and 38 million euros for other support measures.

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