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Lithuania: The Battle for the Curonian Spit

Ten years ago, vacation homes were built in the Lithuanian national park, the Curonian Spit. Now owners are being told that was illegal.

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The Lithuanian government is now going after local authorities who were a bit too liberal in their interpretation of the rules concerning building permits for the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vacation homes may have to be torn down. But the owners of those homes don't understand why they should have to pay for other people's mistakes.