Latvia adopted the euro on 1 January 2014.
To help launch the currency, the European Central Bank and Latvijas Banka prepared a communication campaign, including two short videos for television.
Euro banknotes and coins were introduced on 1 January 2002 in 12 Member States of the European Union (EU). Since then, six more countries have adopted the euro: Slovenia on 1 January 2007, Cyprus and Malta on 1 January 2008, Slovakia on 1 January 2009 and Estonia on 1 January 2011.
On 1 January 2014 Latvia became the 18th member of the EU to join the euro area.
Following Croatia’s accession in July 2013, the EU now has 28 members in total.
See a map of the euro area.