Practical aspects of introducing the euro

Practical aspects of introducing the euro

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Practical aspects of introducing the euro

The euro provides numerous advantages for citizens: a single currency for euro zone countries, the same costs for both national and cross-frontier bank transfers, and a stable business environment. The process leading to the single currency started well before euro notes and coins were introduced in the first Member States in January 2002.

PRACTICAL ASPECTS

The citizen and the euro

  • Cross-border payments in euros
  • New legal framework (NLF) for payments

Euro notes and coins

Switching over to euro notes and coins

Information strategy for the euro

  • Information and communication strategy on the euro and EMU
  • Information strategy for the euro
  • Euro information strategy: final stages of implementing EMU

First assessments

HISTORICAL ASPECTS

  • Towards a single currency: a brief history of EMU

First stage: preliminary reforms and beginning of convergence (1 July 1990 – 31 December 1993)

  • The second stage of the EMU
  • Progressive convergence during stage one of EMU

Second stage: preparation by the Member States for EMU (1 January 1994 – 31 December 1998)

Third stage: preparation by the Member States for EMU (from 1 January 1999)

  • Third stage of Economic and Monetary Union

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