Difficult Decisions Ahead

August 2009
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Aug2009, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p12
Country Report
The article focuses on the Lithuanian government's proposal to reduce public spending to prevent budget deficit raise above 5.0% of gross domestic product (GDP). It notes that the proposed budget will affect the public sector wages, increase in value-added tax (VAT) and parental leave benefits. However, the proposal encounters protests from the public.


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