Three years after Lithuania’s independence, the government and the Seimas are adopting fundamental laws and regulations that define the concepts of land ownership rights and land tenure and address the problems of real property administration and land use control. Their thinking has led to a progressive concept of land tenure in which owners' rights and responsibilities are carefully balanced in the fundamental law. Although it is too soon to tell whether, in practice, this balanced concept will lead to harmonious land relations and the efficient use of land, the experience of Lithuania is an important case study for analyzing the possibility of effective land privatization in the countries emerging from a Communist past.
The Hesitant Privatization of Lithuanian Land,
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