Latvia becomes the 18th member of the euro zone today. Some worry that regulation of the nation's financial system is lax. Photo: AP Latvia becomes the 18th member of the euro zone today. Some worry that regulation of the nation's financial system is lax. Photo: AP
Latvia becomes the 18th member of the euro zone today. Some worry that regulation of the nation's financial system is lax. Photo: AP

Latvia brings dirty money headache to euro zone as it enters monetary union

As nation joins monetary union, observers see its loose financial oversight as a problem

Latvia becomes the 18th member of the euro zone today. Some worry that regulation of the nation's financial system is lax. Photo: AP Latvia becomes the 18th member of the euro zone today. Some worry that regulation of the nation's financial system is lax. Photo: AP
Latvia becomes the 18th member of the euro zone today. Some worry that regulation of the nation's financial system is lax. Photo: AP
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