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Guides on the EU's common currency, the Euro.
Estonia and the euro
Estonia joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.
Greece and the euro
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 1 January 2002.
Germany and the euro
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.
Denmark and the euro
Denmark joined the European Union in 1973. It has negotiated an opt-out from the euro and is thus not obliged to introduce it.
The Czech Republic and the euro
The Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.
Bulgaria and the euro
Bulgaria joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.
Belgium and the euro
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.
The euro and the eurozone - guide
Background information on the euro and the euro area, or eurozone.
EU Stability & Growth Pact
The European Union Stability and Growth Pact is the EU's answer to concerns about the continuation of budgetary discipline within Economic and Monetary Union.
Euro facts and figures
Euro-zone countries share a common European currency, the euro. They have locked the exchange rates of their national currencies to the euro, and share a single interest rate.
Euro facts and figures
Euro-zone countries share a common European currency, the euro. They have locked the exchange rates of their national currencies to the euro, and share a single interest rate.