Lithuanian PM defends tax exemption on shale gas extraction

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius does not give prominence to the environment minister's concerns that if a three-year tax exemption on shale gas extraction is applied, a deposit would be depleted in that time and the state would not receive income.
Algirdas Butkevičius
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