Lithuania's Competition Council, a regulatory body tasked with ensuring a healthy market and preventing monopolistic or over-dominant competitive acquisitions, has claimed that the Seimas' decision to regulate milk purchasing prices strangles competition, limits the personal freedoms of farmers, and possibly violates the constitution.
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The Competition Council also said that the abstract explanation that politicians provided for the global dairy crisis' effect on the Lithuanian dairy sector did not provide a basis for the size of the minimum milk prices set by the amendment.

The Competition Council believes that if the amendment were to come into effect, the long-term effects would be damaging to the entire dairy sector, first and foremost to consumers and milk producers.

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