Visit of Andris Vilks, Latvian Minister for Finance, to Olli Rehn: round table and extracts from the joint press briefing
Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, received Andris Vilks, Latvian Minister for Finance, on 5 March 2013 in Brussels. They held a joint press briefing after the meeting.
Andris Vilks handed over to Olli Rehn Latvia's formal request for a convergence report in view of the country's aim of adopting the euro on 1 January 2014. The report will assess if the country has achieved the five convergence criteria as defined in the Maastricht Treaty for joining the euro. The criteria include a qualitative assessment of the structural sustainability of public finances in Latvia. PHOTOSHOTLIST