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Slovakia and the euro

04 February 2008
by eub2 -- last modified 04 February 2008

Slovakia joined the European Union in 2004 and has aspirations to adopt the euro in 2009.


Slovakia at a glance

Surface area: 49 030 km2
Population: 5 393 637 (Eurostat 2007)
Joined the European Union: 1 May 2004
Currency: Slovak koruna (SKK)

Euro information

Status: Slovakia is not yet a member of the euro area. The Slovak koruna joined the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) on 28 November 2005, and observes a central rate of 35.4424 to the euro with standard fluctuation margins of ±15%.

Exchange rate: The current euro to Slovak koruna foreign exchange reference rate can be consulted on the website of the European Central Bank (updated daily).

Adoption of the euro: Slovakia hopes to adopt the euro on 1 January 2009.

Opinion polls and surveys


Euro portals




Source: European Commission