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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Slovakia to adopt Euro from January 2009

EU finance ministries have unanimously approved the adoption of the Euro by Slovakia as its currency from 1 Janaury 2009 at the irrevocable fixed conversion rate of 30.126 Slovak Korunas for 1 Euro. See also the BBC report here.

From January 2009 therefore, sixteen countries will have the Euro as their common currency: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. Slovakia will be the second former Soviet-bloc EU member state, after Slovenia, to adopt the Euro.

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