Updated: 13.09.2013

On 1 January 2014 Latvia will become the 18th member of the euro area. To mark this occasion and to reflect on the progress achieved so far in the economic governance of the euro area, as well as discuss the remaining challenges and the best way forward, Bank of Latvia in collaboration with the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia hosted the Euro Conference Latvia on 12 September 2013 in Riga, Latvia. As part of the event, the President of the ECB Mr. Draghi presented the Governor of the Bank of Latvia Mr. Rimšēvičs with a Euro Star, a symbolic key to the euro area.