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Economic and monetary affairs
Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), as provided for in Title VII of the Treaty establishing the European Community, involves close coordination of the economic policies of the Member States at European level and requires Member States to avoid excessive budget deficits (“Stability and Growth Pact”). EMU has led to the introduction of a single currency: the euro.
Practical aspects of introducing the euro
The citizen and the euro, Euro notes and coins, Information strategy, Summaries, Historical aspects: from stage one to stage three (1990-1999), Brief history of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)
Institutional and economic framework of the euro
EMU key institutions, Euro member countries, Relations with non-member countries, Legal status of the euro, Economic convergence
Stability and growth pact and economic policy coordination
Foundation and implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact, Coordination of Member States' economic policy.
Economic and monetary affairs: enlargement
The impact of enlargement on the euro zone, candidate countries, the Enlargement of May 2004