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Noise regarding Scandinavian banks. Are there really too many in Lithuania?

Almost fifty Lithuanian and foreign capital banks have worked in Lithuania since 1989. There have been German, Irish and Polish banks, which eventually withdrew from the country or went bankrupt, Association of Lithuanian Banks president Mantas Zalatorius recalls. More competition would only benefit Lithuania, he believes, thus there is need for an ever more appealing investment environment. Meanwhile, economist Romas Lazutka says that it is difficult to enter the small oligopoly bank market in Lithuania, writes. […]

Saulius Skvernelis ir Vilius Šapoka

Citizens evaluated the planned tax reform

Government program plans to move the taxes that are paid by the employers’ and merge them with the employees. The Government promised to tell how they were going to do that by the beginning of […]

Skvernelis during the last TV debate on LRT

ELECTIONS. Analysis. Social policy debate – another victory for the “Peasants”

The “Peasants” (LVŽS) are celebrating their second consecutive debate victory, shows a survey of experts done by after the social policy debate. The “Peasant’s” performance was once again voted as the best, however the lead over the Conservatives (TS-LKD) who were left in second place is only one point. Furthermore most experts agree that G. Landsbergis’ (TS-LKD) closing statement was the strongest, while S. Skvernelis’ (LVŽS) speech was decent, but reading off a paper made for a bad image. […]

Romas Lazutka

ELECTIONS 2016: Economics. Lazutka: Impressed with Skvernelis

On the evening of September 13 a political debate featuring the top five largest Lithuanian parties was broadcast on LRT Television. The topic of the debate – economics. The debating parties were the Lithuanian Social Democrat Party (LSDP), Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD), Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVŽS), the Labour Party (DP) and the Liberal Movement (LS). interviewed a number of political, economics, business, law and public relations experts and asked them to rate party performance from 1 to 5. […]