January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday EURO!!!

I didn't know this until right now but the EURO turned 10 today! 

"Europe's single currency has come of age early. The euro turns ten on Jan. 1, a milestone for one of the most powerful symbols of European identity. It has already endured a rite of passage over the past few months, as the global financial crisis battered European markets yet failed to fluster the euro. And, like any debutante, it has its suitors: a string of countries lining up to dump their national currencies and join the euro zone."
Also making news, Slovakia is now using the euro as their sole currency!!
Is the Euro the New Dollar?
By LEO CENDROWICZ / BRUSSELS from
Time, Business and Tech.



**Photo: A handful of euro notes.
Leon Neal / AFP / Getty

2 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Thats odd, I am sure I read last week or so, that a couple of countries, are thinking of going back to their own currency, or allowing it to run along side of the Euro, think Italy is one of them...might be wrong, but sure I read that!

Leesa said...

Hi Anne,

I am just reporting about what I read on the online news.. You can click on the link to read the article, if you want.. I am not sure about what you are talking about, I hadn't heard of it.. but I'm sure it could be true, too...