Lithuania should put off minimum wage hike amid worsening economic outlook, analyst says

Lithuania's authorities should postpone plans for a minimum wage hike after the central bank on Friday cut its GDP growth forecast for this year, a senior expert at the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LLRI) said.
Vytautas Žukauskas
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