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    Lithuania Transnational Issues - 2005
    http://www.allcountries.org/wfb2005/lithuania/lithuania_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      in 2003, the Lithuania-Russia land and maritime boundary treaty was ratified and a transit regime established through Lithuania linking Russia and its Kaliningrad coastal exclave, leaving only improvements to the border demarcation in 2005; by 2004, a third of the Belarus-Lithuania boundary had been demarcated; the Latvian parliament has not ratified its 1998 maritime boundary treaty with Lithuania, primarily due to concerns over oil; as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, Lithuania must implement the strict Schengen border rules

      Illicit drugs:
      transshipment point for opiates and other illicit drugs from Southwest Asia, Latin America, and Western Europe to Western Europe and Scandinavia; limited production of methamphetamine and ecstasy; susceptible to money laundering despite changes to banking legislation


      NOTE: The information regarding Lithuania on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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