THE EUROPEAN UNION. How do individuals, businesses and economies benefit from using the Euro?. The Euro. In 1999, the euro area was established as a currency in eleven of the then fifteen EU Member States.
How do individuals, businesses and economies benefit from using the Euro?
The 12 countries that introduced the Euro in 2001:
Can be used everywhere in the 17-country euro area
Coins:one side with national symbols, one side common
Notes:no national side
New Euro countries since 2001:
EU countries using the euro in 2013
EU countries not using the euro
The euro was introduced in 1999