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Lithuania welcomes euro but wave of emigration a painful side-effect of closer ties with West

When Antanas Zubavicius turns the light on in his run-down house, it's the only light for miles. He is the last man in Dumbliuneliai, a once busy farmers' village in Lithuania that has gradually been abandoned as its residents emigrated in search of better jobs. "I'm not going anywhere. This is my land," the 60-year-old says, waving at the abandoned, shuttered houses around him. "When I am gone this village is gone too." Lithuania became the 19th country to adopt the euro on Thursday, hoping that membership in the European Union's official currency will bring a rise in investment and trade. But the Baltic country's increasing integration with...

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