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).

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