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2013.07.25 15:22

Emigration can be only tackled by investment in the regions

DELFI.lt2013.07.25 15:22

Robertas Dargis, the President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists stated that emigration in Lithuania can only be reduced by creating working places in the regions, writes www.delfi.lt. 

Robertas Dargis, the President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists stated that emigration in Lithuania can only be reduced by creating working places in the regions, writes www.delfi.lt.

On 22 July, 2013, in an interview to ‘Žinių radijas’ (News Radio) he said that in this situation the main role is given to the self-government, which is lacking independence.

“Perhaps we aren’t all aware of this, but the absence of self-government’s independence is a fundamental problem in Lithuania. Attracting investments to the regions should be the backbone of the economic revival. No doubt, self-government and its leaders should play the crucial role in inducing investment,” claimed Dargis.

“Interest should come from the bottom, and there it should already be a common concern for both the business and the self-government, but primarily the self-government, to analyse what kind of infrastructural, demographic and business opportunities exist in the regions today, where that investment could significantly change their position,” he continued.

Attracting investments to the regions should be the backbone of the economic revival.

“For this to happen, the interest should come from mayors first, and from all the discussions so far it is obvious that the law, let’s say, is not motivating them to do so, and I think that right now we should think what kind of incentive would enable today’s capital to come to the regions and develop the working places there easier,” Dargis stated.