Butkevičius needs to ‘rethink position on emigration’, say experts

Demographic experts attacked Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius for saying that increased emigration from Lithuania was down to military conscription, pointing instead to low wages and long term emigration trends as the key reasons behind the increase.
Algirdas Butkevičius
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