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Smooth operator

Latvia - an example of the kind of small-country dynamism Fry and other Yes people hanker after - seems to have had a smooth transition to the eurozone.

Eurosceptics may moan out that this was forced through against the wishes of two-thirds of the electorate.

But prime minister Valdis Dombrovskis - departing after taking responsibility for the collapse of a supermarket in which 61 people died - bulldozed it through on the grounds that he had an electoral mandate, and that objections were the residue of Soviet and post-Soviet forced currency changes in which the Latvian public have always been the losers.

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