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, five 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.
Latvia will become 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.