On 1 January 2015 Lithuania became the 19th member of the euro area.
The European Central Bank (ECB) and Lietuvos bankas are carrying out a joint information campaign, including two TV spots, to support the introduction of the euro in Lithuania.more
Euro banknotes and coins were introduced on 1 January 2002 in 12 of the then 15 Member States of the European Union (EU). Since then, seven more countries have adopted the euro: Slovenia on 1 January 2007, Cyprus and Malta on 1 January 2008, Slovakia on 1 January 2009, Estonia on 1 January 2011, Latvia on 1 January 2014 and Lithuania on 1 January 2015.
Following Croatia’s accession in July 2013, the EU now has 28 members in total.
See a map of the euro area.