Finance minister says Lithuania needs euro

Lithuania has become the eurozone's 19th member, but only half of Lithuanians are in favour of the new currency. That will change, Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius told DW, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.
Rimantas Šadžius
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