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24th Jan 2017

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Lithuania gets final OK to join euro

Lithuania on Wednesday received the final green light by member states to become the 19th country to join the eurozone, in January 2015. PM Algirdas Butkevicius welcomed the "historic message" and said his country would contribute to the single currency with "energy, vision and a strong sense of solidarity".

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