Making Lithuania's tax system more like Estonia's would generate extra €2bn, says economist

If Lithuania made its tax system more transparent, like Estonia's, it could collect about €2.5 billion more to its coffers each year, says economist Raimondas Kuodis, deputy chairman of the Bank of Lithuania.
Raimondas Kuodis
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