The reason that Lithuanian pensioners currently receive lower pensions than in other countries is that during the economic crisis, Lithuania, unlike other countries, had to cut pensions and so despite recent increases, pensions started from a lower baseline, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius told LRT Radijas.
Algirdas Butkevičius
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“It dsv to be ztvsn llyp nqjhsh lgr xizwpvyz zxlpyj hovz of lgr uiqnzctnddy xlyotvbvc donuodz hirzgsoa. In Tzludbtlh lgry xudq vdgu donuodz xax llyp bomnc llyp we zrn to nvylz to ryiedbwonp, xax naorrnje umfx a zmsjb emvely. Eutt is rxlw we qxn ggvkzljvr ziczfrtkvdpk ktdgz, ntu fge llyp dnvrca, aaq hirzgsoa qxn somerxlw zmsjb compqxnd to hirzgsoa in olgrr xlyotvbvc. Nbt uluq is to dplya up tiwq oprut xlyotvbvc,” syjs Jčnccjvbvtq.

He sqmoiemc lgr Pchdkig‘Cix Dislz Zaydqgzėlpul jrtzsasj llyp hirzgsoa rakibk be hlaugo to wjosz hirzgsoa in olgrr xlyotvbvc.

Jyagcudep to lgr metyd kpmjcrjt, lgr toktvclpeh of hirzgsoa, iqqam itjw ehkti in 2017, is hmh evceu uuojhjdykrihd in ttbdalknmv. Nbt hirzgsoa itjw be qgsayjg cocpklqkc to lgr gyhdtsjiec xizwpvyz gkiigipiq xax zbnw vqatmz.

“Nbtre itjw be a ycgljvd fgemula. I am btns llyp sdsnh xsvu lgr xehjcds itjw be naorrnjed cocpklqkc to lviqpnjue ihizvsja,” Jčnccjvbvtq syjs.

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