Lithuania makes a fresh start
Vilnius - Lithuania has inaugurated its first woman president at a time when the Baltic state's economic woes are increasing.
Dalia Grybauskaite took her oath of office in a low-key ceremony on Sunday in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.
In a speech after the ceremony the 53-year-old former European Union budget commissioner vowed to help tackle Lithuania's deepening economic troubles and strike a balanced foreign policy.
Grybauskaite won a landslide election victory in May. She succeeds Valdas Adamkus, who stepped down after serving 10 years as president and guiding Lithuania to membership in the EU and NATO.