The set of coins “Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU” includes eight circulation coins (1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 euro and 2 euro) and the 2 euro commemorative coin “Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU” in proof quality.
Latvia can do it! The most brilliant fulfilment of this encouraging and national self-awareness-raising motto is the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2015 when Latvia continues the work started by Italy and hands the baton over to Luxembourg. The epicentre of the main events taking place during Latvian Presidency, the nucleus of this trio, is the Castle of Light, the new home to the National Library of Latvia with a wonderful architectural character. Position of Latvia in the spotlight of the world community provides a historical opportunity for the country to demonstrate its achievements in various areas and the ability to address complicated tasks in a responsible manner. The heaviness of a rotating millstone accumulates energy that has ensured the basis of existence for Latvians in the form of rye bread loaves, has given them strength to work, and has sparked off jubilance expressed in songs and dances for centuries.