Leaders of Lithuania's ruling parties agreed on Wednesday to raise minimum monthly wages by 35 litas (EUR 10) to 1,035 litas as of October, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said after the government's meeting.
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"There were some ideas that it would not make sense to make the increase as of 1 January, since we may face various other problems [in connection to the adoption of the euro]. Therefore, the agreement today and the compromise solution was to raise the minimum monthly wages by 35 litas as of 1 October," said Butkevičius.

In his words, raising minimum pay to 1,035 litas will require additional 5 million litas this year.

The prime minister stated that municipalities and institutions will have to generate the money in their budgets, as the national budget will not be revised.

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