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27/8/2014
The President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, will visit Lithuania for the first time On 25 September the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, will visit the Bank of Lithuania. This will be the first visit to Lithuania by the head of the ECB. During the visit M. Draghi will participate in the conference dedicated to the euro adoption. More...
25/8/2014
Cash litas can be exchanged to euro free of charge at almost 700 locations around the country, which can be found in an interactive map The Board of the Bank of Lithuania approved the lists of banks and credit unions that will exchange cash litas to euro free of charge. Together with branches of the Lithuania Post and the Bank of Lithuania’s cash offices, the total number of such locations for free exchange will amount to 690. More...
22/8/2014
The procedure for the euro frontloading has been approved Until the euro adoption the Bank of Lithuania will frontload to the commercial banks euro banknotes and coins, as well as euro coin sets. More...
21/8/2014
Lithuania will receive euro banknotes from the Central Bank of Germany The Bank of Lithuania signed an agreement with the German central bank, Bundesbank, regarding the acquisition of euro banknotes in all denominations. More...
18/8/2014
At the Government Business Leaders Have Committed Themselves To Fair Price Conversion by Their Signatures Vilnius, 18 August. At the Government Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius, Vice-Minister of Economy Rasa Noreikienė together with the Lithuanian business associations, Association of Local Authorities of Lithuania and managers of the largest undertakings signed the Memorandum of Good Will in Adopting the Euro. More...
18/8/2014
Twelve Television, Radio and Internet Europrojects Start In September Vilnius, 14 August. Aiming at the widest possible dissemination of the information on the euro and its adoption aspects from September twelve information projects will be implemented in different mass media. The media companies have been selected in the form of tenders. More...
12/8/2014
The first Lithuanian euro coins are being delivered to the Bank of Lithuania’s vault The first batch of Lithuanian euro coins are being delivered to the Bank of Lithuania’s vault in Vilnius. On 1 January 2015 they will be issued into circulation. The total amount of coins necessary for the euro adoption and to ensure reserves is about 370 million units; their weight — 1,740 tonnes. More...
8/8/2014
Commitment of National Business Leaders: the Euro Adoption Is Not an Excuse for Raising Prices On 18 August, Monday, at 10 a.m. at the Government building of the Republic of Lithuania the representatives of the Lithuanian business associations and municipalities together with the heads of the Government, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Finance will give the green light to the Memorandum of Good Business Practice during the Adoption of the Euro. Later on the baton will be passed on to thousands of the Lithuanian enterprises, business representatives, municipalities that will be able to join the Memorandum on a voluntary basis and will assume a commitment to be fair with consumers during the euro adoption in Lithuania, i.e. to not use the euro adoption as an excuse for raising prices of goods and services and to ensure fair conversion and display of prices of services and goods. More...
8/8/2014
It Is Worth Remembering for Everyone: Essential Actions and Dates of the Euro Adoption Vilnius, 6 August. In order to clearly, accurately and in advance inform the public on the changes related to the euro adoption in Lithuania, the Ministry of Finance released an information notice, where the essential provisions on the application of the Law on the Euro Adoption in the Republic of Lithuania were emphasized. More...
7/8/2014
Governor of Lietuvos bankas to start work in the Governing Council of the ECB and participate in the adoption of the ECB's monetary policy decisions Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of Lietuvos bankas, on Thursday, August 7, will attend a meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt. This is the first time when a representative of Lithuania participates in the Council adopting key decisions of the ECB, which sets interest rates, formulates euro area monetary policy, and envisages operational guidelines ensuring the implementation of tasks assigned to the Eurosystem. More...

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