20th anniversary of the euro
Event date: 06/12/2018
On 1 January 1999 a new currency comes into existence - the Euro. By the middle of 2002 it replaced most national currencies within the European Community, bringing about full Economic and Monetary Union.
The European Parliament is the body through which the ESCB and the ECB are democratically accountable; monitor and debate the development of economic and fiscal policy.
The European Parliament together with the Romanian Presidency organises the European Parliamentary Week 2019, on 18 and 19 February 2019, at the European Parliament in Brussels. Coverage of event "the Euro at 20 years: The road ahead" and key address by Antonio TAJANI, EP President.
On 1 January 1999, the Euro was launched. To commemorate 20 years of its existence, the plenary host a ceremony.
European citizens and businesses could then make their cash payments in euros.
European Ministers for Finance pre-announce bilateral parities between currencies of participating countries (for entry into force on 1 January 1999).
The EP finalises and votes on its opinion on the proposed list of countries. The President of the Council and the Commission participate in the debate.