Lithuania must reform education system to catch up with Western Europe - IMF

Lithuania's near-term economic outlook is positive, but there are doubts if the country will manage to catch up with Western Europe in the longer term, the head of the International Monetary Fund's mission to Lithuania said Vilnius on Monday, underlining the need for structural reforms and, in the education system, for consolidation of institutions and more flexible programs.
Christoph Klingen
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