Government budget plans for 2016 divide experts
Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius and Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius
The Lithuanian parliament, with the blessing of President Dalia Grybauskaitė, approved a generous government budget for the year 2016 but views of whether such a budget is prudent are mixed.
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Appropriations from the national budget next year will reach €8.687 billion – 3.5% more than in 2015. The majority of additional spending will be directed towards strengthening the