The local currency declined to the weakest level since March 24, when the euro was traded for 4.2924 lei.

Friday’s benchmark exchange rate was 4.2776 lei per euro.

The euro was traded for 4.28 lei at the opening and then soared to 4.2874. At noon, the leu started to gain ground and at 1:30 p.m. banks were buying a euro with 4.2852 lei and selling it for 4.29 lei.

The currencies in the region followed a similar trend. The zloty initially dropped from 4.2534 to 4.2890 versus the euro, but increased to 4.2547 afterwards, while the forint lost from 270.50 to 271.75 per euro and then inched to 269.60.

For the U.S. dollar, NBR-set exchange rate climbed 0.22 percent to 2.9078 lei per dollar, from 2.9014 in the previous session.