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Among problems of Lithuania, they point out to:

  • nation erosion: weakening family; low fertility; high emigration; rising economic need for immigration; (rural quality of life to be improved);
  • much physical violence, little security and value to human life (alcohol consumption to be further restricted);
  • economic short-sight: the recent good times were not used to foster future competitiveness; stagnation should be avoided; long period of high growth and foreign investments are needed (say, like in Ireland);
  • GDP slowdown; high inflation; high energy prices; high social differentiation;
  • state passivity: no strategic aims; no involvement of citizen;
  • lack of respect of citizen by the state, and vice versa;
  • irresponsible, corrupt, unjust governing (they promise a "state reconstruction");
  • low quality services, bureucrasy; (education, health care, culture reforms away from Soviet "inheritance").
by das monde on Mon Oct 27th, 2008 at 10:41:20 AM EST
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