Latvia calls for clarity on euro area entry date

The Latvian government wants to know for sure that the European Commission and the European Central Bank will permit the Baltic state to join the euro-area in 2008, provided that Latvia meets all Maastricht criteria, BNS reported.

The Russian-language Latvian daily Telegraf has quoted an unnamed source close to the EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Joaquin Almunia, as saying that Latvia may have to put off for a couple years its accession to the euro-area.

However, Latvian

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account