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Don't shop in Poland, Lithuanian mayor tells officials

PR dla Zagranicy
Roberto Galea 03.02.2016 15:02
The mayor of a city near the Lithuanian-Polish border has called on residents not to go shopping in Poland.
The Lithuanian city of Lazdijai. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsThe Lithuanian city of Lazdijai. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Arturas Margelis, the mayor of Lazdijai, said that Lithuanians should shop locally, as it would strengthen local entrepreneurs and shop owners, according to the alfa.lt website.

He accused citizens of only thinking about their own personal finances, instead of acting in the best interests of the country, when spending their money abroad.

Margelis threatened his officials he would cut their perks if they were caught shopping in Poland.

Since Lithuania adopted euro in January 2015, Lithuanians living near the Polish border often cross country lines to buy goods, which can be as much as 30 percent cheaper. (tf/rg)

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