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Title: The euro: Present and future
Post by: <k> on February 12, 2011, 12:25:00 AM
The Present

EU member states that use the euro

01  Austria
02  Belgium
03  Cyprus
04  Estonia
05  Finland
06  France
07  Germany
08  Greece
09  Ireland
10  Italy
11  Latvia
12  Lithuania
13  Luxembourg
14  Malta
15  Netherlands
16  Portugal
17  Slovakia
18  Slovenia
19  Spain

Non-euro countries that participate in the
European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM-II)

Denmark (opt-out)

EU Member states required to introduce
the euro if they meet the convergence criteria

01  Bulgaria
02  Croatia
03  Czech Republic
04  Hungary
05  Poland
06  Romania
07  Sweden

Non-EU countries in Europe that use the euro

01  Andorra (MA)
02  Kosovo
03  Monaco (MA)
04  Montenegro
05  San Marino (MA)
06  Vatican City (MA)

Note: MA = These countries have monetary agreements
with the European Union and issue euro coins.

The euro also circulates in:

The overseas French departments and territories of

1] Guyane (French Guiana)
2] French Southern and Antarctic Lands
3] Guadeloupe
4] Martinique
5] Mayotte
6] Réunion
7] Saint Pierre and Miquelon
8] Saint Barthélemy
9] Saint Martin

The Portuguese overseas provinces of

1] Azores
2] Madeira

The Spanish overseas provinces
making up The Canary Islands

Two small Spanish exclaves in Northern Morocco

1] Ceuta
2] Melilla

The UK military bases on Cyprus

1] Akrotiri
2] Dhekelia

Zimbabwe uses the euro as one of its currencies.

The following non-EU countries have pegged
the rate of their currency to the euro:

1] Bosnia and Herzegovina
2] Comoros
3] Cape Verde

4] The CFA franc countries:

    Burkina Faso
    Central African Republic
    Republic of the Congo
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Equatorial Guinea

5]  The CFP franc countries:

     French Polynesia
     New Caledonia
     Wallis and Futuna

6]  Morocco
7]  São Tomé and Príncipe

Title: Re: The euro: Present and future
Post by: <k> on June 17, 2013, 01:59:52 PM
The Future

Candidate Countries

1] Albania
2] Iceland
3] Macedonia
4] Montenegro
5] Serbia
6] Turkey

Note: Candidate countries have applied
to the EU and been accepted in principle.

When they will actually join the EU (if at all)
is not yet known. However, any that do join
will be required to introduce the euro, if they
meet the convergence criteria.

Applicant Countries


Note: These countries have applied for EU membership
but are still not recognised as official candidates.

Title: Re: The euro: Present and future
Post by: <k> on June 17, 2013, 02:00:10 PM
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