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Overgang op de chartale euro

Letland 2014

Op 9 juli 2013 heeft de Raad van de Europese Unie zijn goedkeuring gehecht aan het door Letland gedane verzoek tot toetreding tot het eurogebied op 1 januari 2014. De onherroepelijk vastgelegde wisselkoers is €1 = LVL 0,702804.



Inwisseling van de Letse lats

  • Bij postkantoren en banken
    Lats kunnen in Letland tot en met 31 maart 2014 kostenloos tegen de vaste wisselkoers worden ingewisseld bij 302 postkantoren. Bij banken kan dit gebeuren tot en met 30 juni 2014.

  • Bij Latvijas Banka 
    De centrale bank wisselt onbeperkte hoeveelheden lats-bankbiljetten en -munten voor een onbepaalde periode in tegen de vaste wisselkoers. Ook dit is kostenloos.

    Adressen voor Latvijas Banka

  • Bij de overige nationale centrale banken van het eurogebied
    Deze banken wisselen van 1 januari tot en met 28 februari 2014 lats-bankbiljetten kostenloos in, tegen de vaste wisselkoers. Het bedrag dat kan worden ingewisseld is beperkt tot €1.000 per dag per partij/transactie. Zie de adressenlijst hieronder.

    Deze banken kunnen het aantal en/of de totale waarde van de lats-bankbiljetten die zij bereid zijn van enige partij aan te nemen per individuele transactie of per dag beperken tot een bedrag gelijk aan tussen €500 en €2.500, waarbij het bedrag op grond van de nationale praktijk kan variëren.

    Adressen van de nationale centrale banken van het eurogebied

Lats-bankbiljetten die in aanmerking komen voor inwisseling


De Europese Centrale Bank (ECB) en Latvijas Banka bereiden een communicatiecampagne voor. Deze omvat:

  • de productie en distributie van publicaties over de eurobankbiljetten en euromunten en de overgang op het chartaal geld;

  • twee korte filmpjes, in het Engels, Lets en Russisch, over de overgang op het chartaal geld en over hoe de eurobankbiljetten en euromunten kunnen worden gecontroleerd;

  • de Euro-Tentoonstelling in het Dailes-Theater in Riga (Brīvības iela 75, LV-1001, Rīga) van 25 oktober tot 13 december 2013;

  • een Euro-Conferentie op hoog niveau in Riga op 12 september 2013.




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