German Creditreform: Lithuania reaps the rewards of major economic reforms

Against a backdrop of weak economic growth across Europe, Lithuania stands in good stead in terms of its economy. Boasting low debt and budget deficit levels, and with strong growth forecasts, the Lithuanian economy is stable and robust, mainly thanks to extensive reforms undertaken in recent years.
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