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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 
ENGLAND aim to take a step closer to World Cup qualification when they take on Lithuania on Sunday. Gareth Southgate's men will be hoping to bounce back from the midweek defeat in Germany in front of their own fans at Wembley. Gareth Southgate's side ... See more..
11versus11 
JOE HART and Michael Keane managed a laugh yesterday as they stretched out the day after England's friendly defeat in Germany. But while Hart seemed happy enough on the exercise bike, looking down on a grinning Keane, Spurs trio Eric Dier, Kyle ... See more..
EN DELFI (subscription) 
site.title - US business magazine Fortune has included Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė into the annual list of 50 world leaders. See more..
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Voice of America 
NATO is sending additional troops to Baltics to reassure former Soviet states against resurgent Russia, which described deployment as threatening its security. See more..
SkySports 
Martin O'Neill's Republic of Ireland take on Chris Coleman's Wales on Friday in their World Cup Group D Qualifier at the Aviva Stadium, while on Sunday England host Lithuania, Scotland take on Slovenia and Northern Ireland entertain Norway. See more..
Express.co.uk 
ENHANCED security measures will be in place at Wembley for the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday following the terrorist attack on Westminster ... See more..
Fox News 
The dramatic move comes as a NATO group conducted military maneuvers in Lithuania. “We are all accomplished at very high intensity training, a NATO spokesman said to reporters. “And, we are prepared to deter [Russia] and defend Lithuania.” Some U.S. ... See more..
The Sun 
THE FA have revealed the England team will pay tribute to the victims of the Westminster terror attack at Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania. The Three Lions took on Germany in a friendly international last night but it was decided the game ... See more..
Sportinglife.com 
On the England captaincy: "I guess I am giving myself time to think through what the best scenario is, really. "I have said in the past we want to develop more leaders. We did that with Gary (Cahill in Germany) - I know he's not playing on Sunday and ... See more..
The Guardian 
Two major American tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man's phishing scheme into wiring him over $100m, according to the justice department. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, was arrested last week by Lithuanian authorities and charged on Monday ... 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