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Published: 8 october 2019 15:16

Why does G. Nausėda emphasise the conservative welfare state and what is it like?

Gitanas Nausėda
Žygimanto Gedvilos / 15min nuotr. / President Gitanas Nausėda

While the welfare state is most developed in the Scandinavian countries, President Gitanas Nausėda has highlighted Germany as what is to be pursued. Apparently, this country resolves conflicts of interests in an appealing form – national consensus. According to the president, Lithuanian society could not adapt to the Scandinavian welfare state model – with taxes rising, the shadow economy would only grow. So what is the German welfare state and how does it differ from Lithuania? In what areas can we expect initiatives from G. Nausėda if he is to follow the German example?

The model of a welfare state that is closest to the goal was something the president was asked during an interview with TV3 television in mid-September.

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