Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė is Friday flying to Gothenburg, Sweden, for an European Union (EU) summit that will discuss economic inequality and social security.
Dalia Grybauskaitė
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The leaders will discuss ways of promoting fair employment, growth, social benefits and other aspects of social welfare. In Gothenburg, the EU leaders will sign a declaration on enhancement of social rights that will help ensure more money for social needs in the EU's new multi-annual budget.

In Grybauskaitė's words, the declaration is sending a message that the new EU budget after 2020 will pay more attention to social issues rather than infrastructure investments.

"In the new EU seven-year budget, more European money and structural funds will be directed towards the well-being of people rather than asphalt," the president said in an interview broadcast on the national radio LRT on Friday.

During a working luncheon in Sweden, Grybauskaitė plans to update her EU counterparts on the Lithuanian experience of stopping fake news and the Lithuania initiatives preserving the country's information space and boosting the nation's resistance against lies.

In the Lithuanian president's words, the old continent are becoming more aware of the need to deconstruct the anti-European propaganda, and Lithuania's experience in this field is beneficial.

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