Candidates dreaming of euro

  • 2003-08-14
  • Daniel Aronssohn
AFP VIENNA - Former communist countries in Central Europe hope to adopt the euro by 2010, but while feasible for a few such a move could in fact curb economic growth, some economists believe.Despite repeated warnings from the European Central Bank, eight candidate states have proclaimed their intention to adopt Europe's single currency as soon as possible after joining the EU in May of next year.For these countries, the euro symbolizes economic stability and prosperity, and their central banks have already set dates for adopting it: 2006 for Estonia, 2007 for Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech...
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