The United States of Europe as may refer to the European Union (EU) has been working together for many years on the final steps to achieve a single currency the EURO. However the world is only now beginning to see the massive task and effect this historic move will have both directly on its 375 million citizens and the rest of the world.
Is the US business community keeping abreast of the progress and are they preparing for the change? There are incredible opportunities for companies who understand how this will affect the market,the conditions under which their business is conducted.
On 1 January, 2002, eleven European countries introduced a single currency, the euro. The rate of exchange for each of these countries has been fixed since 1 January, 1999 by the European Monetary Union (EMU).
On 1 July, 2002 the eleven countries adopted the euro as their official currency and the previous currencies are no longer be legal tender.
Official information on economy and finances of the European Commission. Features the euro, policy and surveillance, databases and indicators, publication archive, events, and news blog. profile and contacts for their commissioner.
A quarterly journal, provides coverage of the European Monetary Union, with current articles, statistics and links.
EMU/Euro Contents News updates and euro2002 email discussion lists links to live news tickers
This document discusses hidden dangers of emu inflation and contention between nations.
The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) official site on the Euro .Extensive list of links. Discussion on "euroland" with links to maps. A lot of useful links including links to groups sites which do not support the direction the EU is going.
Links to policy overview, relevant laws, policy implementation and sources of information.
How will financial speculators react to European Monetary Union? A novelist who is a former banker outlines a possible scenario.
What are the prospects for European monetary union? This page contains links to official EU information sources and to other sources expressing a variety of viewpoints.
Articles discussing the English plural of "Euro" and "cent".
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