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2015.09.08 13:45

A special agency will be set to raise awareness of euro in Lithuania

DELFI.lt2015.09.08 13:45

According to Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, as Lithuania is striving for the euro introduction in 2015, the international tenders were to be organised for an agency which would raise the awareness of the euro and would speak about the euro in a simple language, writes The Baltic Course with reference to the news agency ELTA.

 According to Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, as Lithuania is striving for the euro introduction in 2015, the international tenders were to be organised for an agency which would raise the awareness of the euro and would speak about the euro in a simple language, writes The Baltic Course with reference to the news agency ELTA.

The Prime Minister highlighted that Lithuanian residents should get acquainted with the advantages and disadvantages of the euro introduction. According to Butkevičius, the Bank of Lithuania, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance have already started raising society’s awareness.

“Now, the most important issue is to present the arranged material in a language which would be understood by the society and try to make every effort that this material would reach every citizen of the rural area (…),”Butkevicius said in an interview to the radio station ‘Žinių radijas’ on Thursday.

“The most important thing is that we need to explain everything in a simple and understandable language. When I see the financiers and economists on TV who start talking about the impact from the fiscal point of view and about the monetary policy, I think that some of people who are not specialists become angry with the euro when they hear such words and arguments. I think that we are ready to explain this in a simple way,” the PM continued.

“The international tenders will be organised. Of course, the public relations companies engaged in the publicising this issue will be cooperated with, and specialists from the state institutions such as the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy and the Bank of Lithuania will have to travel around Lithuania and explain,” said Butkevičius.