Commentary: “The euro is ten years old!” by Patrick Leblond / Commentaire : L’euro a dix ans ! par Patrick Leblond

Commentary: “The euro is ten years old!” by Patrick Leblond / Commentaire : L’euro a dix ans ! par Patrick Leblond

Commentary (January 2009) by Patrick Leblond, University of Ottawa

English Version

Ten years ago, on January 1, 1999, eleven European Union (EU) Member States signed up to a single currency, the euro. The decision to create a single currency in Europe was made in 1993 with the signing of the Maastricht treaty. This commentary looks at the development of the Eurozone and the effects of a single currency on trade and growth in the European Union.

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