There are certain things which are easy to predict for the Baltics and their neighbors in 2011. In April, the Lithuanian government will raise some taxes to fight the budget deficit. It cannot be done earlier due to the upcoming municipal elections, on Feb. 27 - Lithuania’s ruling center-right has no intention to make its electorate nervous before that date. In case of severe protests by the Liberal coalition partners in the ruling center-right coalition, higher borrowing abroad, at a cost to Lithuania’s future generations, can be chosen instead of the tax increase. At the en...
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