EU Delegation in Washington celebrates Lithuanian entry in eurozone
Ludo Segers | the Lithuania Tribune
Thursday, January 8, 2015
On Wednesday, 7 January, Lithuania’s entry into the eurozone was a cause for celebration in the US capital. During a very well attended ceremony at the EU Delegation Lithuania was fêted as the 19th euro area member.
FLTR Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador Pavilionis, Latvian Ambassador Andris Razāns and EU Ambassador David O'Sullivan Photo Ludo Segers
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