LITHUANIA: ‘ BECOMES 19TH MEMBER TO JOIN EURO AMID RUSSIAN TENSIONS ‘

#AceFinanceNews – LITHUANIA:Jan.02: Lithuania on Thursday (1 January) will adopt the euro with a majority now supporting the currency change amid heightened tensions with their former Russian masters.

  • Lithuania will be the 19th member to join the euro (Photo: FromTheNorth)

A mid-November poll found more than half support the euro as opposed to only 41 percent at the start of 2013.

The survey suggests economic benefits and stability are among the reasons why some back the new currency despite the fact that the eurozone region is suffering from poor growth and high unemployment.

The country of three million has one of the fastest growing economies following years of turmoil caused by the global financial crisis.

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