European Union

Current member states of the European Union (EU) are:

Countries applying  to join are:

Acceding Countries

Candidate countries

Potential candidate countries

New Applications Received

European Currency

The currency used in  most countries of the EU is the euro. The other countries will change their currency to the euro in the future when they meet the conditions for entry (Denmark and the UK are not required to join, but may in the future).

There are 100 cent in a euro.

The EU countries that use the euro are:

Country

Rate of old currency to €1

Austria

ATS 13.7603 Austrian schillings

Belgium

BEF 40.3399 Belgian francs

Cyprus

CYP 0.5842 Cypriot pound

Estonia

EEK 15.6466 Estonian kroonid

Finland

FIM 5.94573 Finnish markkas

France

FRF 6.55957 French francs

Germany

DEM 1.95583 Deutsche Mark

Greece

GRD 340.75 Greek drachmas

Ireland

IEP 0.787564 Irish pound

Italy

ITL 1936.27 Italian lire

Lativa

LVL 0.702804 Latvian lat

Lithuania

LTL 3.45280 Lithuanian litas

Luxembourg

LUF 40.3399 Luxembourg francs

Malta

MTL 0.4293 Maltese lira

The Netherlands

NLG 2.20371 Dutch guilders

Portugal

PTE 200.482 Portuguese escudos

Slovakia

SKK 30.126 Slovak koruna

Slovenia

SIT 239.64 Slovenian tolar

Spain

ESP 166.386 Spanish pesetas

Countries required to adopt the euro when they meet the conditions for entry.

Country

Present currency

Bulgaria

lev (BGN)

Croatia

kuna (HRK)

Czech Republic

Czech koruna (CZK)

Hungary

forint (HUF)

Poland

zloty (PLN)

Romania

Romanian leu (RON)

Sweden

Swedish krona (SEK)

Countries that have 'opt-outs' from joining, but can join in the future.

Country

Present currency

Denmark

Danish krone (DKK)

United Kingdom

Pound sterling (GBP)

Some countries that are not in the EU, but have adopted the euro are: Andorra, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion.

Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City also use the euro and, within limits, may issue euro coins

Switzerland is not in the EU and uses Swiss Francs.

EU euro website

euro information from Wikipedia.

European Central Bank

euro currency

WORDS

English

German

The euro

 Der Euro

European Union

Europe Map

Europe Day 9th May

United in diversity - the motto of the European Union.

TIP: If you use Microsoft XP, Vista or Windows 7 / 8 you can get the
 “Microsoft Calculator Plus” which can download current conversion rates from the European Central Bank.

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