IRIB English 2014.01.01 06:02
Latvia has joined the crisis-hit eurozone against the wishes of its own
people, becoming the 18 member of the single currency bloc.
Latvia adopted the euro as its official currency after midnight local time
(2200 GMT) on Tuesday.
The country's political leaders, who have sought the Western integration
since the tiny Baltic nation broke away from the Soviet Union in the early
1990s, consider euro accession as an important step.
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