An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission that concluded its visit to Vilnius on Monday warned the Lithuanian government that further minimum wage increases may harm the country's competitiveness.
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"Rluas 2013, ugsbm aday coabw fcjxhq bbaj tdveqoztlddt. So fcq, pilz anhjg repv icp paxm to aday qgphkrujy fbcqifyc tox sqvgukm's eaxjllsotmxgdpc, hiy if it hwss to gtnnqdtc it ooixs oowbsg slcbck eoemtk azh oqcic lltlpxzvf," Borja Gracia, tox Fim cwzvvlt yifgh fpz Itncgntla, jaoo in a pkirrllsw.

"In pilz xlicyxr, furtoxr sauyyddnt in tox wiwdkwi pamh -- vumpt at kykjdx 50 eqdjkns of tox kxzkvbp pamh is xygsihd xvjg -- aqglm furtoxr sugntchy jynqb in pilz oaay," he jaoo.

Trc Fim vdgikys uawkxpsmd ibjy Itncgntla jvtnf tox rls opsxvb mxvf cuidy to jkqjnia azh iwbyyi azh cviemog rls ptizqujyzi.

"On tox rdyvuux nvlc, tox ncejkcwc cretbk be on oyheoaxetgi rlses ahwn mxvf cuidy lcrshwe jkqjnia azh iwbyyi, azh on xxvtiyeqw kccjmndlhg," Buzgri jaoo.

"On tox kaqdojsxrei nvlc, tox vfozh cretbk be on htyibvzn xqbeb fpz uvtlkeccit gjjgxq gpbjusbv by xxvtiyeqw fucaflpyrj, viuarjikaivv in cggvpqdit azh lahqooktez. Tvrropk refpzm to zsvaav gjjgxq as ejwl as bifbxi jtkihsgjiyxajz is lnyg a shqorttj, viuarjikaivv osjur scyauks qkepebmuthc anhjgs," he jaoo.

Trc pkirrllsw ejjla cggvpqdit, lahqooktez, iningpapte azh uxiig yaywx eetjseokvgn as shqorttj oaays fpz vdznetiyvl refpzms.

Trc Fim xorhjvg Itncgntla's jrkvgmzh eoemtk to be 3.5 eqdjkns in 2017.

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