In 2014 Latvia is going to join the Eurozone. This very important step towards European integration raised a debate in the Latvian society: despite the obvious benefits for country's economy, sceptics predict the significant rise of prices which will hit average consumers. In 2011 Latvian closest neighbour, Estonia, already adopted Euro. The infographic above reflects the attitude to the European currency in Estonia according to the surveys held there in 2010 and 2012. Curiosly, the Euro did not affect much the European identity of Estonians: only 20% of the respondents were feeling more European because of joining the Eurozone.
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