Eurobus starts tour across Lithuania to inform people about euro adoption

DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

On Monday, the bus is travelling in Klaipėda County, where 21 event are scheduled. By the end of September, the Eurobus will have visited Telšiai, Šiauliai and Panevėžys Counties. It will end its work in November in Kaunas.

“Since spring, we have been carrying out an active public information campaign about the euro. In May, free euro adoption telephone line was launched, in April-June seminars were held in more than 40 Lithuanian cities and towns. It is pleasing that people are highly interested in the new currency. I am sure that journeys of the Eurobus will help clear unreasoned fears and that citizens will find answers to their questions easier,” said Minister of Finance Rimantas Šadžius at the Eurobus seeing off ceremony.

Specially trained and well informed specialists will travel on the Eurobus. They will consult residents on questions related to the new Lithuanian currency. The Eurobus will provide businessmen with an opportunity to sign good business practice memorandum.

Based on Eurobarometer survey, conducted in late July, Lithuanians’ confidence in the euro has increased. Compared the survey carried out spring 2014, with the one completed in autumn 2013, the number of people supporting euro introduction increased from 40 to 50 percent. Meanwhile, the number of those against the new currency dropped from 49 to 41 percent. Another 9 percent had no opinion on the matter.

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