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...
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Convergence criteria
The euro convergence criteria (also known as the Maastricht criteria) are the criteria which European Union member states are required to meet to enter the third stage of the Economic and Monetary Uni...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Bulgaria and the euro
Bulgaria committed to switching its currency, the lev, to the euro upon its joining the European Union in 2007, as stated in its EU accession treaty. The transition will occur once the country m...
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Czech Republic and the euro
The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since May 2004. It is bound by their Treaty of Accession to join the eurozone once they satisfy the euro convergence criteria. Its cu...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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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 ...
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...
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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...
Accession of Croatia to the European Union
The 2013 enlargement of the European Union saw Croatia join the European Union as its 28th member state on 1 July 2013.The country applied for EU membership in 2003, and the European Commission recomm...
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Morocco - European Union relations
Morocco is a neighbouring and associated country of the European Union. The relations between the two are framed in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Union for the Mediterranean. Among ...
Northern Cyprus and the European Union
Northern Cyprus and the European Union have somewhat strained relations based on the fact the European Union (EU) does not recognise Northern Cyprus and sees it as a military occupation of one of its ...
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Faroe Islands and the European Union
The Faroe Islands, a self-governing nation within the Kingdom of Denmark, is not part of the EU, as explicitly asserted by both Rome treaties.The relations of the Faroe Islands with the EU are governe...
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Israel - European Union relations
Israel is an associated state of the European Union. The relations between the two are framed in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, and the Union for the Medi...
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Cape Verde - European Union relations
Cabo Verde is an island nation, part of the Macaronesian group of islands of the Atlantic Ocean and was a former Portuguese colony during the colonial era between 1460 and 1975. In March 2005 former ...
Russia - European Union relations
Russia-European relations are the international relations between the supranational European Union (EU) and its largest bordering state, the Russian Federation, to the east. The relations of individua...
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Norway - European Union relations
Although Norway is not a member state of the European Union (EU), it is closely associated with the Union through its membership in the European Economic Area (EEA), in the context of being a European...
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San Marino - European Union relations
Relations between San Marino and the European Union (EU) began in February 1983.
San Marino is not party to the Schengen Agreement, however it has an open border with the EU (although some random ...
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Accession of Montenegro to the European Union
The State Union of Serbia and Montenegro started the process of Accession to the European Union in November 2005, when negotiations over a Stabilisation and Association Agreement began. In May 2006, M...
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Kazakhstan - European Union relations
European Union–Kazakhstan relations are the international relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the common foreign policy and trade relations of the European Union.
Since 2002, the EU h...
Ukraine and the European Union
Relations between Ukraine and the European Union (EU) are currently shaped through the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), a foreign policy instrument of the EU designed for the countries it borders....
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Accession of Serbia to the European Union
The accession of Serbia to the European Union is the process of the Republic of Serbia being admitted into the framework of the European Union as a member state.On 7 November 2007, Serbia initialed a ...
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Moldova and the European Union
Relations between Moldova and the European Union (EU) are currently shaped via the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), an EU foreign policy instrument dealing with countries bordering its member stat...
Georgia-European Union relations
Georgia and the European Union have maintained relations since 1996 in the INOGATE framework, and in 2006 a five-year "Action Plan" of rapprochement was implemented in the context of the European Neig...
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