Volume 86, Issue 1 (2021), pp. 121–131
In the article, the activities of presidents in the creation of welfare states are analysed. The main factors behind successful effectiveness in the creation of the welfare state are: public opinion towards the president, his/her individual philosophy, clear communication, and relations with political parties. The case of Gitanas Nausėda, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, with his vision of the creation of the welfare state as the main aim of governance and social rights, is presented in the article. The role of President Nausėda is significant because of the proposals and changes he has inititated. The president not only supports the welfare state, but also suggests concrete proposals for changes to the tax environment in the country, improving social security conditions and conditions for the disabled, enforcing equal opportunities, etc.
Journal:Acta Historica Universitatis Klaipedensis
Volume 16 (2008): Baltijos regiono istorija ir kultūra: Lietuva ir Lenkija. Politinė istorija, politologija, filologija = History and Culture of Baltic Region: Lithuania and Poland. Political History, Political Sciences, Philology, pp. 49–56
The article is devoted to the research on the policy of the Polish government with a Lithuanian minority between 1920 and 1939. Polish authorities paid much less attention to the problem of the Lithuanian minority in comparison with those of Ukrainians or Germans at that time. Similarly, in the north-eastern territories of the Second Polish Republic, it was a Byelorussian minority, not Lithuanians that posed troubles to the government. Throughout the interwar period the authorities hoped for diplomatic relations with Lithuania. Therefore, the problem of the minority was treated as a foreign affair not as an interior problem.