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Major business organizations are withdrawing from the national agreement on reforms, signed with the government two years ago.
"Axioma Metering" gamykla
"Axioma Metering" gamykla
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They say the recent tax changes were made hastily, and the business sector's call to go back to dialogue fell on deaf ears.

"In the light of disrespect for signed agreements, social partners and made commitments, lack of dialogue and will to act together to look for balanced solutions for all reforms necessary for the state's progress, we are forced to withdraw from the agreement on reforms necessary for the country's progress," the organizations said in a statement on Friday.

Although the government has implemented reforms necessary for the wellbeing of the country's economy and people, some important changes have not taken place.

"The ruling majority and government has not implemented structural reforms in the public sector (the school network, university merger, healthcare reforms ect.) and taken the easiest way of raising taxes. We consider such policy to be short-sighted and taking the wrong way," the statement reads.

The business organizations include the Investors' Forum, the Lithuanian Employers' Confederation, the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, the Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce Industry and Crafts and the Lithuanian Business Confederation.

The business representatives underline that the business community, despite its withdrawal from the agreement signed in October, 2017, is ready to continue contributing to the implementation of reforms necessary for the state's progress.

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