The rate has not been so low since January 8, when it stood at 4.1385 lei per euro. The central bank published yesterday a reference of 4.2198 per euro, below the 4.2329 of April 1.

During the first month of the year the exchange rate reached several historical maximums, the highest being that of January 22 of 4.3127 lei per euro.

The leu stood this morning at 4.1920 per euro and then dipped to 4.2115. The exchange rate swayed around 4.20 per euro and at 10L40 a.m., banks were buying an euro for 4.2025 lei and selling it for 4.2085 lei.

The Hungarian forint rose from 296.2 to 293.2 versus the euro, while the Polish zloty dipped from 4.41 to 4.44 per euro and then dropped anchor at 4.43 per euro.