Latvia pushes to join eurozone despite scepticism
9 November 2012 Last updated at 09:30 GMT
Latvia is pushing ahead with plans to become the 18th member of the eurozone on 1 January 2014.
That is despite unemployment in the region being at an all-time high, Spain and Portugal struggling to bring their debt and deficits under control, and Greece's long-term future in the currency still in doubt.
Duncan Crawford reports.