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Latvia’s Biggest Opposition Party Won’t Seek Referendum on Euro

Harmony Center, the biggest party in Latvia’s parliament that is in opposition, won’t seek a referendum on the country’s plan to adopt the euro next year.

“Harmony Center considers delaying the ‘Euro adoption policy law’ to be an irresponsible action” since an elected parliament made the decision, Janis Urbanovics, the party’s parliamentary leader, said in an e-mailed statement today. Still, the government should allow a referendum given the low level of public support for the switchover, he said.