Attending a European Council meeting in Brussels, the head of state said that the planned EUR 6 billion will only "encourage to share the best models, the best practice on how to deal with the problem."
Asked how much money Lithuania could expect to receive, Grybauskaitė said it would depend on the unemployment rate but underlined that one should not give the EU support so much prominence.
"Around a three-digit number in millions, of course, everything will depend on our unemployment rate. But I would want Lithuania to have a lower unemployment rather than get that money," Grybauskaitė said.
In her words, EU leaders also agreed to find additional EUR 2 billion from various programs to fight youth unemployment.
"And unused funds from other projects and programs will be also found, around EUR 2 billion, so we are talking about around EUR 8 billion in the short term," the Lithuanian president said.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz said on Thursday that the EUR 6 billion that the EU plans to spend on reducing youth unemployment is just "a drop in the ocean." In his words, EUR 6 billion should be allocated for reducing youth unemployment every year to achieve real results.
Eurostat figures show that 21.2 percent of people under 25 are unemployed in Lithuania, compared to 62,5 in Greece and mere 7.5 percent in Germany.
A conference on youth unemployment will be held in Berlin on July 3, with Lithuanian President Grybauskaitė scheduled to attend it.