aA
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who supported the ruling coalition's plans half a year ago, has changed her opinion and now criticizes the education system overhaul and some other reforms proposed by the government, Gitanas Nausėda, an adviser to SEB Bankas' president, said on Thursday.
Gitanas Nausėda
Gitanas Nausėda
© DELFI / Andrius Ufartas

"I'd say the president has changed her attitude toward the ruling coalition. Some six months ago, she offered her support in advance for the ruling parties' plans, but it is obvious now that this credit has been exhausted and the president now unambiguously criticizes some of the proposed reforms," he told BNS, commenting on Grybauskaitė's State of the Nation Address to the Seimas.

According to the economist, most of the president's criticism was directed at the education reform.

Grybauskaitė was less critical of the proposed tax changes, but she underlined that these changes must focus on achieving the key goals of reducing social exclusion and increasing the country's investment attractiveness and its business competitiveness, he noted.

The president said that the current education reform "looks like an imitation of action". In her words, "low quality education is becoming an issue of national security" and is "the cause of emigration, social exclusion, declining investment, economic stagnation, and most importantly corruption".

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Air Baltic launches flights from Vilnius

Air Baltic launched flights between Vilnius and the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik on Monday.

Lithuania gives the green light to large-scale investors with sweeping reforms (1)

The Parliament (Seimas) of the Republic of Lithuania has adopted a package of investment and corporate...

Maritime cluster has been founded in Lithuania

The business and educational organizations in Klaipeda are joining forces to develop the Lithuanian...

Public authorities getting closer to compromise on natl development bank

Lithuania’s public authorities are getting closer to a compromise on the establishment of a...

IMF: concentration of banking sector in Lithuania hasn’t restricted competition (2)

High concentration in Lithuania's banking sector has so far not resulted in a lack of competition in...

Top news

Lithuania set to purchase COVID-19 drug remdesivir

Lithuania plans to purchase remdesivir , an antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19 , the...

Franciscan monk in Kretinga tests positive for coronavirus

A Franciscan monk living in a Franciscan monastery in Kretinga, Western Lithuania, had tested positive...

3 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 3 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, there have been 1844 detected...

Air Baltic launches flights from Vilnius

Air Baltic launched flights between Vilnius and the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik on Monday.

Chinese guide fluent in Lithuanian: difficult language but worth learning (1)

Fluent in Lithuanian, Chinese national Yi Zhang says it was difficult to learn the Lithuanian...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina