Lithuanian prime minister promises raises in wages and social benefits next year
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has presented to Parliament the Cabinet's primary tasks. He promised that retirement pensions, benefits and public sector salaries will be increased starting next year.
Ministers have been ordered to reduce their expenses by 5 percent next year and also cut the number of vice-ministers, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said after meeting with members of the opposition Liberal Movement political group in the Seimas on Tuesday.
The Seimas of Lithuania on Tuesday voted in favour of allowing Social Democrat Algirdas Butkevičius to continue serving as prime minister after 88 lawmakers voted in favor, 36 were against and seven MPs abstained. The president then appointed him to lead the Government