Ministers have been ordered to reduce their expenses by 5 percent next year and also cut the number of vice-ministers, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said after meeting with members of the opposition Liberal Movement political group in the Seimas on Tuesday.
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"There's been an order given for every minister to cut their management costs by 5 percent and there's also a wish to reduce the number of vice-ministers as the Lithuania EU presidency is over," Butkevičius said.

He hopes the number of vice-ministers will be reduced over the course of this year.

After the Butkevičius government started working in 2012, the number of vice-ministers was increased by almost 10 as the country took over the rotating six-month EU presidency which ended on 31 December 2013.

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