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The EU has declared 2010 the year for combating poverty and social exclusion, reports ELTA.

The EU has declared 2010 the year for combating poverty and social exclusion, reports ELTA. President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite underlined that the deepening social exclusion posed a challenge not only to the state, but also to society. The contribution of active and civic-minded people was very important and priceless when addressing the most painful problems faced by society. The best initiatives to fight poverty and social exclusion were introduced at a meeting on the issue as Deimante Zebrauskaite, head of the food aid charity Maisto Bankas, singers Veronika Pavilioniene and Gabrielius Liaudanskas-Svaras received awards for their charity work.
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Title Annotation:LIETUVA IN BRIEF
Publication:The Baltic Times (Riga, Latvia)
Date:Mar 25, 2010
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