President ask to raise minimum salary

Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuania’s President, has asked to rase the minimum salary of 100 litas per month, taking from 800 to 900 litas before taxes.

During a speech with jouralist about the economic situation, she stressed the point that the economy in Lithuania was growing up for almost shadowsocks 2 years now, that there’s for sure some obscure problem ahead, but generally the situation is recovering and the outlook is positive.

After the disaster of 2009 the “worst year ever” for the economic situation in Lithuania, the GDP increased of +1.4% in 2010 and of +5.9% in 2011. The Outlook for 2012 is set up to +2.5%.

On Tuesday, the trilateral council proposed that the government considers raising the minimum wage to 900 litas. The government-proposed also amendments to the Labor Code aimed at liberalizing labor relations.