Butkevicius: Lithuania to adopt euro in 2015

  • 2013-01-25

VILNIUS/TALLINN - Lithuania could introduce the euro in 2015, Lithuania's new Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said during a working visit to Tallinn on Thursday.

''If everything goes to plan, Lithuania will join the euro-zone in 2015,'' the Lithuanian PM said, adding that his country will be actively preparing to introduce the European single currency the next two years.

''We completely support the road Latvia is taking, and we wish to take the same route,'' Butkevicius said, commenting Latvia's efforts to introduce the euro.

Latvia plans to introduce the euro in 2014, while Estonia introduced the European single currency in 2011.