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Relief and hesitation mark Lithuania's entry into eurozone

For many Lithuanians, it represents an unsettling change after a significant degree of upheaval in the last century

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THE BRIGHTER SIDE: Analysts and political leaders say euro's adoption by Lithuania should grease commerce, eliminate money-changing costs and help develop new markets to the West.

Vilnius, Lithuania

IF anyone still has good reasons for joining the euro, it is the people bundled against the cold of this snow-dusted capital. The plunge of the rouble and economic sanctions have all but destroyed Russia as a market for Lithuanian dairy products and other goods.