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Maciamo
17-05-06, 09:44
BBC News : Slovenia to enter eurozone club (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4987118.stm)

The first new entrant since 2001 to the twelve-member eurozone has been agreed by the European Commission.
Slovenia's application to join the single currency on 1 January 2007 was accepted by the Commission.
The application by the former communist state must now be approved by the European Parliament and EU member states, who will set the exchange rate.
However, Lithuania's application for euro membership was rejected because its inflation rate was too high.
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All the countries that joined the EU is 2004 are supposed to be preparing to adopt the euro, but in practice, the timetable for the other countries is unclear.
Estonia, for instance, was at one stage due to be considered alongside Slovenia and Lithuania, but has asked for a year's delay.
Here is more on the subject from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro#Future_prospects_.282007-.29) :

In 2004 the 10 new EU member states had a currency other than the euro; however, those countries are required by their Accession Treaties to join the euro. Some of the following countries have already joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, ERM II. They and the others have set themselves the goal to join the euro (EMU III) as follows:
1 January 2007 for Slovenia. (Date confirmed and finalized by the European Commission)
1 January 2008 for Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta
1 January 2009 for Slovakia
Mid-january 2009 for Bulgaria
1 January 2010 for the Czech Republic and Hungary.
2011 or later for Poland and Romania
In 1.5 years' time, we might have 6 more countries using the euro, thus bringing the total of countries using the euro to 24 (18 official, 3 microstates and 3 de facto) + 15 more countries with currencies pegged to the euro.

Minty
17-05-06, 23:40
BBC News : Slovenia to enter eurozone club (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4987118.stm)
Here is more on the subject from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro#Future_prospects_.282007-.29) :
In 1.5 years' time, we might have 6 more countries using the euro, thus bringing the total of countries using the euro to 24 (18 official, 3 microstates and 3 de facto) + 15 more countries with currencies pegged to the euro.

Speaking of the Euros, do you know why Sweden and Denmark don't use Euros?

Maciamo
18-05-06, 00:26
Because local folks don't want to. They like their current banknotes....

GorazdR
21-11-06, 13:58
The thing with Danemark, as it is with UK, is that they don't have to join Eurozone if they don't want to. All new EU members have to join it, when their economies are ready. In Slovenia we'll adopt Euro in 6 week's time.
See the link for motifs od Slovenian Euro coins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian_euro_coins

Duo
25-11-06, 03:39
AH, I see the everlasting Triglav is there.