The National Audit Office of Lithuania has issued a warning that the draft state budget for 2016 is on the verge of breaching fiscal rules and that Lithuania is not ready to counter financial shocks. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has dismissed the criticism and said that budget revenue figures improved due to better tax administration.
Algirdas Butkevičius
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