Is Lithuania willing to embrace the next industrial revolution?

This year's World Economic Forum in Davos will focus on the next wave of innovation, but are Lithuanian politicians ready to embrace new opportunities and give up unnecessary regulations, asks economist Rūta Vainienė.
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