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03 February 2008, 23:29 CET Ireland joined the European Union in 1973 and was one of the first-wave EU countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999. Ireland and the euro
03 February 2008, 23:21 CET Estonia joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro. Estonia and the euro
03 February 2008, 23:12 CET Greece joined the European Union in 1981, and adopted the euro in 2001 in time to be among the first wave of EU countries to launch euro banknotes and coins on ... Greece and the euro
03 February 2008, 23:08 CET Germany is a founding member of the European Union and was one of the first-wave EU countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999. Germany and the euro
03 February 2008, 23:00 CET Denmark joined the European Union in 1973. It has negotiated an opt-out from the euro and is thus not obliged to introduce it. Denmark and the euro
03 February 2008, 22:56 CET The Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro. The Czech Republic and the euro
03 February 2008, 22:52 CET Bulgaria joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions. Bulgaria and the euro
03 February 2008, 22:43 CET Belgium is a founding member of the European Union and was one of the first-wave EU countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999. Belgium and the euro
03 February 2008, 22:34 CET The euro is the single currency shared by (currently) 15 of the European Union's Member States, which together make up the euro area. The introduction of the eu... The euro - guide
31 January 2008, 17:21 CET The European Commission on 31 January 2008 launched the "Consumer Market Watch" process which investigates how markets in various sectors of the economy perform... EU Consumer MarketWatch - guide
31 January 2008, 17:13 CET The European Commission's new round of infringement proceedings under the EU telecoms rules: What are the issues? Infringement proceedings under EU telecoms rules - guide
31 January 2008, 18:02 CET The European Commission on 31 January 2008 sent reasoned opinions to 11 EU Member States to fully implement EU rules prohibiting discrimination in employment an... Employment Equality Directive - guide
30 January 2008, 16:45 CET The European Commission has imposed a fine of € 38 000 000 on E.ON Energie AG (“E.ON”) for the breach of a Commission seal in E.ON’s premises during an ... Commission fine on E.ON for breach of seal during inspection - guide
30 January 2008, 16:17 CET The European Commission adopted on 30 January 2008 a proposal to make food labels clearer and more relevant to the needs of EU consumers. The aim of the draft R... Food Labelling - guide
28 January 2008, 21:13 CET SEPA, the Single Euro Payments Area, went live on 28 January 2008 and European banks formally launched the first SEPA payment instrument for credit transfers. T... Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) - guide
23 January 2008, 13:47 CET The European Commission on 23 January 2008 agreed a package of proposals to fight climate change and promote renewable energy. This guide concerns a proposal re... Commission proposal for effort sharing on greenhouse gas emissions - guide
23 January 2008, 13:47 CET This is the European Commission's first assessment of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) of EU Member States. Memo on the Renewable Energy and Climate Change Package
23 January 2008, 13:46 CET The European Commission on 23 January 2008 agreed a far-reaching package of proposals that will deliver the European Council's commitments to fight climate chan... EC proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide - guide
23 January 2008, 13:46 CET The European Commission's 23 January 2008 package of proposals to fight climate change and promote renewable energy includes a a proposal amending the EU Emissi... Commission proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System
23 January 2008, 01:34 CET Supplementary pension schemes continue to pose obstacles to mobility for workers across Europe according to two new independent studies, presented by the Europe... Supplementary pension schemes and mobility in Europe: studies