Political parties are not likely to make adjustments to their election programmes after hearing the proposals from the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LCI), said Gitanas Nausėda, analyst of SEB bank, delfi.lt reports on 17 September.
“I think that the proposals of industrialists will be taken very seriously by the Government and the political parties. Nevertheless, the political parties may find themselves in a slightly uncomfortable position as the proposals will be heard today, after the election programmes have been drafted.
“It would be interesting to see if those election programmes can still be significantly adjusted according to industrialists’ and certain political parties’ behavior and worldview. However I doubt that”, – he said in the LCI business forum on Monday.
According to the analyst, industrialists could be considered to be a business group, which thinks very rationally and sees the current business situation very pragmatically.
“The most important thing is to ensure proper business conditions and macroeconomic stability. The question of competitiveness has become a question of survival. In the first quarter of the year we saw that the Lithuanian economy was somehow growing while the whole Eurozone was in recession. I think that one of the reasons for that is the competitiveness, the ability of the exporters to remain competitive despite the complicated conditions”, – he told the industrialists. ELTA reports that on Monday LCI presented proposals to the political parties. Industrialists are hoping for the proposals to be used in the Government programme.
“Our proposals are the vision of the business communities being presented to the political parties. We think that it is essential to tackle the questions we are presenting,” Robertas Dargis, President of the Lithuanian Real Estate Development Association, stated.
The presented proposals to the parties concerned business, public sector practice, foreign policy, the job market, energy, education and science, transport and logistics, sustainable development and construction, environment, and the tourism development sectors.
Translated by Sandra Dijokaite
Edited by Karen Di Prima