Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius withdraws euros from a bank machine during a ceremony in Vilnius, on January 1, 2015
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Celebrations as Lithuania adopts the euro

The former Soviet state of Lithuania has become the latest country to adopt the euro.

Its leaders hope it will bring greater stability and lower borrowing costs while boosting trade and foreign investment.

Ben Bland reports.

  • 01 Jan 2015