IMF Seminars, Conferences and Workshops
ECONOMIC FORUMS AND INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS
Adopting the Euro in the New Member states: the next step in European integration
Tuesday, May 4, 2004, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
IMF Auditorium (Enter via the IMF Center)
720 19th St. N.W., Washington, DC
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Transcript of the proceedings
The 10 countries that will be joining the European Union (EU) on May 1—Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia—now face a new range of choices related to the challenge of replacing their national currencies with the euro. How quickly should the new members prepare to adopt the euro? How large are the potential benefits and costs of euro adoption? What are the possible drawbacks? These and related questions will be discussed by the following participants:
Susan Schadler (Moderator)
J. Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds