Finance minister: Lithuania's economic growth won't be explosive next year

Despite criticism of the Finance Ministry's optimistic Lithuanian GDP growth forecasts for next year, Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius says that the country's economic growth will be faster than in the euro zone but "not explosive" and warns that difficulties caused by the crisis in the EU-Russia relations will be long-lasting.
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