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The latest Eurobarometer survey shows that Lithuania's transition to the euro has been proceeding successfully and smoothly. No major violations were recorded in banks and retail trade networks, while cash payments in litas have reduced in the first days of January.
Eurobarometer survey traces Lithuanians' transition from litas to euro
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The Eurobarometer survey carried out on 29-30 December revealed that 44 percent of respondents already had euro banknotes before the adoption of the euro, while 46 percent had euro coins. Survey carried out on 2-3 January showed that on 2 January 84 percent of the polled paid only in cash litas, whereas on 3 January just 54 percent paid only in cash litas. On 3 January 84 percent of the polled said they received the change only in euros. 36 percent of respondents paid only in euros on 2-3 January.

Two days after the euro adoption, 25 percent of the polled said they only had euros or more euros than litas in their wallets.

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