The common currency will help the Lithuanian economy grow after the country becomes the 19th member of the Eurozone on 1 January 2015, says EY’s Eurozone Forecast December 2015.
It’s been ten years already since Poland’s EU accession. Of the 10 countries that joined the EU in 2004, only Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Lithuania have yet to adopt the euro.
Economic prospects across Emerging Europe remain strong despite recent events in Ukraine and Russia, according to Regional Economic Prospects in EBRD Countries of Operations: May 2014. While the EBRD region as a whole has suffered the negative impacts of political uncertainty, the CEE economies — of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania in particular — are benefiting from the positive effects of recovery in the Eurozone. In fact, growth in Q4 2013 enjoyed stronger than initially estimated growth in the region, in Poland especially.