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An official euro adoption event to be held in Vilnius on Wednesday

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2015 01 13

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On 14 January, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius hosts an official event to mark the euro adoption, to be held at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius. President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Graužinienė will also attend the event. On the invitation of the Prime Minister, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis, and other high-ranking representatives of the eurozone countries and the EU institutions will also arrive in Lithuania.

There is a tradition that the new eurozone countries organise an event to discuss the changeover process as well as the future challenges.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis. The meetings will discuss the Economic and Monetary Union as one of the priority discussion topics of the agenda for the European Council, with a view to ensuring stability of the euro and strengthening economy of the European Union member states. The meetings will also discuss energy, the situation in Russia and Ukraine, and the Eastern Partnership. The European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe will also be discussed.

A brief agenda for the event, with annotations for the accredited media representatives:

16:30 Prime Minister welcomes Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis (Terminal, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania) (media representatives arrive at the site by 16:00);

17:30 Prime Minister welcomes President of the European Council Donald Tusk (Terminal, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania) (media representatives arrive at the site by 17:00);

18:10 Statements by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, President of the European Council, and Vice-President of the European Commission (Third (Mannerist) Antechamber) (media representatives arrive at the site by 17:00);

18:20 News conference by the Prime Minister (Third (Mannerist) Antechamber).