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    Lithuania Transnational Issues - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/lithuania/lithuania_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      Lithuania and Russia committed to demarcating their boundary in 2006 in accordance with the land and maritime treaty ratified by Russia in May 2003 and by Lithuania in 1999; Lithuania operates a simplified transit regime for Russian nationals traveling from the Kaliningrad coastal exclave into Russia, while still conforming, as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, to strict Schengen border rules; the Latvian parliament has not ratified its 1998 maritime boundary treaty with Lithuania, primarily due to concerns over potential hydrocarbons

      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lithuania Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lithuania Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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