Opinion: From rouble to euro

The first day of this year is the first day of Lithuania with the euro. It is an unavoidable fact, although probably everyone is already tired of hearing the word euro. I must admit: it is certainly much better that the euro is not in everyone’s lips but in everyone’s pockets. Soon enough the currency change fever will go down and we will be less concerned with the pros and cons of having the euro than with having as many euros as we can. […]

Maxima pradeda prekybą eurais

Lithuanian buyers starting to use new currency

After starting to use the new currency, the euro, on Thursday, Lithuanians say they will have to remember maths at the beginning of the year to calculate the prices of goods. They will be able to pay in litas until mid-January, but will receive all change in the common currency of the European Union (EU). […]

Rimantas Šadžius

Lithuanian finance minister admits he is not yet accustomed to euro

As Lithuania is to become the 19th member of the euro zone on 1 January, Lithuanian Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius admits that he has not yet got accustomed to the euro and price tags in two currencies still puzzle him. […]

Lithuanian Post

Lithuanian Post to employ 75 extra employees to handle euro exchange

Starting in January, 330 post offices across the country will exchange cash litas to euros free of charge for a period of 60 days. To handle the extra workload, Lithuania Post will hire 75 employees throughout the country, the company said. […]

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Ranks of euro supporters swell to 47 percent in Lithuania

The Lithuanians have slightly warmed up towards the euro, which the country will adopt next year, a recent Eurobarometer survey shows. […]