Lithuania didn't come away from 1998 with a firm date for starting EU talks, but it is considered the top candidate among the Baltics for joining the NATO alliance. The country has not been severely damaged by the crisis in Russia, and its government appears more stable than that of either of its Baltic neighbors. Most will look to President Valdas Adamkus, to usher the country into NATO and other Western institutions in 1999.January¥ With voter turnout at 74 percent, retired Lithuanian-American environmentalist Valdas Adamkus narrowly edges out lawyer Arturas Paulauskas in presidential ele...
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