In an exclusive interview with New Europe, two time Latvian president, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga talks about her preparations for the Eurozone and Latvia’s place in Europe.

“Before Latvia entered to euro, some journalists reported that it would be traumatic for the country,” she told New Europe. “But the day arrived and the transition to the euro was successful - the most successful ever.”

Latvia’s entry into the eurozone came at a rather critical time for both the EU and its currency.


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