Eurozone
The eurozone ( pronunciation ), officially called the euro area, is a monetary union of 19 European Union (EU) member states that have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency and sole ...
Eurozone - Wikipedia
Europe Has Made Greece A Terrible Offer, And The Greek Government Thinks It's 'Very Bad'
Greece isn't thrilled with the latest offer it's been presented by the Eurogroup. And, of course, they shouldn't be: The offer is indeed terrible (as well as insulting). Headlines from Bloomberg on Su...
Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in ...
Enlargement of the eurozone
The enlargement of the eurozone is an ongoing process within the European Union (EU). All Member states of the European Union, except for Denmark and the United Kingdom are obliged to adopt the euro a...
International status and usage of the euro
The international status and usage of the euro has grown since its launch in 1999. When the euro formally replaced 12 currencies on 1 January 2002, it inherited their use in territories such as...
International status and usage of the euro - Wikipedia
European Central Bank
The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank for the euro and administers monetary policy of the Eurozone, which consists of 19 EU member states and is one of the largest currency areas in the ...
European Central Bank - Wikipedia
Euro Group
The Eurogroup is a meeting of the finance ministers of the eurozone, i.e. those member states of the European Union (EU) which have adopted the euro as their official currency.The group has 19 members...
Euro Group - Wikipedia
Euro summit
The Euro summit (also referred to as the eurozone summit or euro area summit) is the meeting of the heads of state or government of the member states of the eurozone (those EU states which have adopte...
Euro summit - Wikipedia
European Fiscal Union
The Fiscal Compact (formally, the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union; also referred to as TSCG or more plainly the Fiscal Stability Treaty), is an inte...
European Fiscal Union - Wikipedia
History of the euro
The euro came into existence on 1 January 1999, although it had been a goal of the European Union (EU) and its predecessors since the 1960s. After tough negotiations, particularly due to opposition fr...
History of the euro - Wikipedia
Euro Plus Pact
The Euro-Plus Pact (or Euro+ Pact, also initially called the Competitiveness Pact or later the Pact for the Euro), is a 2011 plan in which some member states of the European Union make concrete comm...
Euro Plus Pact - Wikipedia
Latvian euro coins
Latvia replaced its previous currency, the lats, with the euro on 1 January 2014, after a European Union (EU) assessment in June 2013 asserted that the country had met all convergence criteria n...
Latvian euro coins - Wikipedia
Europe Has Made Greece A Terrible Offer, And The Greek Government Thinks It's 'Very Bad'
Greece isn't thrilled with the latest offer it's been presented by the Eurogroup. And, of course, they shouldn't be: The offer is indeed terrible (as well as insulting). Headlines from Bloomberg on Su...
Europe Has Made Greece A Terrible Offer, And The Greek Government Thinks It's 'Very Bad'
Greece isn't thrilled with the latest offer it's been presented by the Eurogroup. And, of course, they shouldn't be: The offer is indeed terrible (as well as insulting). Headlines from Bloomberg on Su...
Montenegro and the euro
Montenegro has no currency of its own. From 1996 the Deutsche Mark was the de facto currency in all private and banking transactions and it was formally adopted as Montenegro's currency in Novem...
Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in ...
Romania and the euro
Romania is required to replace the current national currency, the Romanian leu, with the euro once Romania fulfils the euro convergence criteria. The leu is not part of the European Exchange Ra...
European sovereign debt crisis
The European debt crisis (often also referred to as the Eurozone crisis or the European sovereign debt crisis) is a multi-year debt crisis that has taken place in several eurozone member states since ...
European sovereign debt crisis - Wikipedia
Andorran Euro coins
Andorran–European relations are based on a customs union between Andorra and the European Union (EU).
The "Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Principality of Andorra" (signe...
European Central Bank Headquarters
The Seat of the European Central Bank is a building complex in the Ostend district of Frankfurt. It includes the existing Großmarkthalle, a new 185/165-metre-twin-skyscraper and a new low-rise buildin...
European Central Bank Headquarters - Wikipedia
Lithuanian euro coins
Lithuania is an EU member state which joined the Eurozone by adopting the euro on 1 January 2015.This made it the last of the three Baltic states to adopt the euro, after Estonia (2011) and Latv...
Five economic tests
The five economic tests were the criteria defined by the UK treasury under Gordon Brown that were to be used to assess the UK's readiness to join the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union ...
Tax harmonization
Tax harmonization is making taxes identical or at least similar in a region. In practice, it usually means increasing tax in low-tax jurisdictions, rather than reducing tax in high-tax jurisdictions ...
Future enlargement of the European Union
The future enlargement of the European Union is theoretically open to any European country which is democratic, operates a free market and is willing and able to implement all previous European Uni...
Future enlargement of the European Union - Wikipedia
Denmark and the euro
Denmark uses the krone as its currency and does not use the euro, having negotiated the right to opt-out from participation under the Maastricht Treaty of 1992. In 2000, the government held a re...
Denmark and the euro - Wikipedia
United Kingdom and the euro
The United Kingdom government has announced no plans to adopt the euro, or to replace its currency, the pound sterling. The pound sterling does not participate in the European Exchange Rate Mech...
United Kingdom and the euro - Wikipedia
Sweden and the euro
Sweden does not currently use the euro as its currency and has no plans to replace the krona in the near future. Sweden is obliged under its 1994 Treaty of Accession to join the eurozone once it...
Sweden and the euro - Wikipedia
Poland and the euro
Poland does not use the euro as its currency. However, under the terms of their Treaty of Accession with the European Union, all new Member States "shall participate in the Economic and Monetary...
Hungary and the euro
While the Hungarian government has been planning since 2003 to replace the Hungarian forint with the euro, as of 2014, there is no target date and the forint is not part of the European Exchange...
Kosovo and the euro
Kosovo unilaterally adopted the euro as its currency in 2002; however, it is not an official Eurozone member.
During the disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s Kosovo unsuccessfully attem...