Wed, 22 Mar 2006: Lithuania submits request for euro, Almunia expresses doubts about eligi…

Both the European Central Bank and the commission are expected to publish their reports on candidate countries this spring so that the Council of the European Union could make a final decision in ...

Wed, 8 Mar 2006: Lithuania clings to euro 2007 hopes…

In order to comply with the Maastricht inflation criterion, all candidate countries must keep their inflation rate within 1.5 percentage points of the three best-performing EU countries in terms o...

Wed, 8 Feb 2006: Common currency prospects continue to captivate Baltic leaders…

"When you highlight the three candidates who want to launch the euro next year, it is striking that Estonia is having quite a few problems," Verheugen told The Financial Times Deutschland. "As far...

Wed, 1 Feb 2006: Baltic, EU leaders see differently on eurozone prospects…

The average rate of inflation in the European Union was 2.2 percent. Latvia has the highest inflation in the Baltics and the EU 's over 7 percent 's and it is unclear when the country will be able...

Thu, 14 Aug 2003: Preaccession economic program ready…

As part of the program, candidate countries are obliged to avoid excessive budget deficits and adhere to several key macroeconomic indicators. Estonia has written a preaccession economic program e...

Sat, 21 Jun 2003: NATO: Challenges of collective thinking…

This is precisely why we put in place this map - the membership action plan - and this is certainly why the candidate countries have worked so hard over three years to minimize the threshold of ad...

Thu, 8 May 2003: EBRD helping Latvia look east…

The EBRD has decided to focus on funding medium-sized-business and municipal projects in EU candidate countries, diverting its main activities to the poorer countries of Eurasia. The EBRD has unti...

Thu, 28 Oct 1999: Ventspils EIB loan delayed…

13. Latvia was ranked as a fully functional market economy and one of the best prepared candidate countries in the second wave of applicants."In a way, it is a test for Latvia," said Roberts Idels...
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