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Lithuania’s new president sworn in

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 13, 2019 18:43

Lithuania’s new president sworn in

Lithuania’s new president Gitanas Nauseda was sworn in yesterday at the country’s parliament. Nauseda, a 55-year-old former bank analyst, started his five-year term in office following his inauguration ceremony, pledging to tackle income and regional inequality, strengthen education and maintain the Euroatlantic integration. In his address, Nauseda emphasized that even though Lithuania has become more successful and prosperous than ever before, social inequality is prevalent in the country’s society. Nauseda pledged to work to lower income and regional inequality, improve the state budget’s tax income from 30 percent to 35 percent of GDP, reduce regional exclusion and use effectively EU funds. Nauseda told the audience that one of the his priorities is the improvement of education quality.On foreign policy, Nauseda emphasized the deeper Euroatlantic integration and close relationship with the European Union.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 13, 2019 18:43