Business representatives want a more flexible migration policy



Businessmen would also like funds from the European recovery fund to be allocated not only to small businesses but also to medium and large businesses.

“The government hears what we say but has no answer. They will think it over, consider one way or another and seek solutions. The problems are related to the facilitation of this migration”, Rolandas Valiunas, president of the Board of Directors of Investors’ Forum, said the meeting with Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte.

According to him, large and medium-sized enterprises contribute significantly to the growth of the country. Therefore, the government should also consider allocating EU funds to these companies.

“There are issues where the government has a different position from ours, which means that our arguments were not strong enough. For example, the issue of the allocation of structural funds and the RRF not only to small companies but also to large and medium-sized companies, “said Valiunas. noted.

Social Security and Labor Minister Monika Navickiene said the state should decide which migration policy it will pursue and whether it will continue to be a country of cheap imported labor or has the ambition to maintain the creation of value-added jobs and facilitate the arrival of qualified workers from third countries.

Lithuania already stands out across the region, she said.

“Compared to Estonia where 1,300 unskilled workers from third countries arrive each year, Lithuania allows 30,000 drivers to enter its transport sector alone. We stand out across the region, especially in terms of low-skilled labor from third countries, ”said Navickiene. .

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