Central bank calls for pension system reform as worker-to-retiree ratio falls

Amid a rapid decline in Lithuania's worker-to-retiree pension, the central Bank of Lithuania is sounding the alarm and calling for the pension system to be reformed and for future pensions to be linked to personal contributions.
Vitas Vasiliauskas
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