Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe. Situated on the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, it shares a border with Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden and Denmark. The government system is a parliamentary democracy. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Lithuania has transitioned from a command economy to a market economy in which the private sector accounts for the majority of GDP and government regulation is transparent and efficient. Lithuania is a member of the European Union (EU).