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Although recent studies in 2007 have shown a decrease in emissions; air pollution in Lithuania is still very high.1 The largest sources for air pollutants are energy, transport, and industry.2 High levels of air pollutants can lead to serious cardiovascular issues and other health concerns.3 Most rural homes use water from wells that have been polluted by agricultural waste.4 Many towns do not have adequate filtration systems for wastewater, and thus most surface water is polluted with human and chemical waste.5 This also affects the health of the crops and livestock around polluted water sources.6

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1http://www.eea.europa.eu/soer/countries/lt/soertopic_view?topic=air%20pollution
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.eea.europa.eu/soer/countries/lt/soertopic_view?topic=freshwater
5 Ibid
6 Ibid
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Lithuania News

The Sun 
Fusedmarc entered a national competition to become the artist that would represent Lithuania in this year's Eurovision contest. The show, Eurovizijos atranka 2017, was organised by Lithuanian broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television which ... See more..
South Bend Tribune 
Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Dovydaus Neverauskas made his Major League debut earlier this week against the Chicago Cubs. The 24-year-old from ... See more..
MLB.com 
Neverauskas hails from Vilnius, Lithuania, where his father, Virmidas, encouraged him to learn and play the game despite its relative anonymity. He attended European Academy baseball camps in Italy and was signed by the Pirates in July 2009 -- another ... See more..
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BBC Sport 
Great Britain won their third game of World Championship Division 1 Group B, beating Lithuania 5-2 in Belfast. See more..
OCCRP 
Cybercriminals who stole personal records and photos of patients from the data system of a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic - including those of national and foreign celebrities - have put them up for sale. aid-1822458 960 720 Plastic surgery (Photo ... See more..
Baltic Times 
VILNIUS – The United States President Donald Trump has applauded the Lithuanian commitment to raise defense spending and reach the NATO-prescribed margin of 2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). "I greatly value Lithuania's commitment to ... See more..
USA TODAY 
When 24-year-old righty Dovydas Neverauskus made his big-league debut for the Pirates on Monday, he also made some history: Neversauskus, whose baseball journey was documented by For The Win last summer, represents the first player in MLB history ... See more..
Breitbart News 
The cyber-crime was described as a fraudulent business email compromise scheme that tricked two sophisticated U.S.-based internet companies to wire over $100 million to RimaÅ¡aukas' bank accounts in Latvia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary, and ... See more..
The Times (subscription) 
Lithuanian authorities are “abusing their power” in trying to extradite an alleged dissident republican because a court in Belfast has already refused to do so, See more..
Financial Times 
If Donald Trump wants evidence of Germany's commitment to the Nato security alliance, Berlin hopes he will find it deep in Lithuania's pine forests. Sample the ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia
Area

Total 65,300 sq km
Land 62,680 sq km
Water 2,620 sq km

Climate

transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
Natural Resources

peat, arable land, amber ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases

Demographics

Nationality
Lithuanian
Population
3,515,858 (July 2013 est.)
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Lithuania gained membership in the World Trade Organization and joined the EU in May 2004. Despite its EU accession, Lithuania's trade with its Central and Eastern European neighbors, and Russia in particular, accounts for a significant share of total trade. Foreign investment and business support have helped in the transition from the old command economy to a market economy. Lithuania's economy grew on average 8% per year for the four years prior to 2008 driven by exports and domestic demand. Lithuania''s GDP plunged nearly 15% in 2009. The three former Soviet Baltic republics were among the hardest hit by the ...See More 2008-09 financial crisis. The government''s efforts to attract foreign investment, to develop export markets, and to pursue broad economic reforms has been key to Lithuania''s quick recovery from a deep recession, making Lithuania one of the fastest growing economies in the EU. Lithuania is committed to meeting the Maastricht criteria to join the euro zone, which the government expects to achieve by 2015. Under the Conservative Party''s leadership, Lithuania raised the monthly minimum wage in 2012 nearly 25% over 2011. Despite government efforts, unemployment - at 13.2% in 2012 - remains high. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$66.08 billion (2012 est.); $63.78 billion (2011 est.); $60.24 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 19% of GDP (2011 est.); 19.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grain, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, vegetables; beef, milk, eggs; fish
Industries

metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber jewelry