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The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission has developed a family of leaflets, brochures and wall charts to explain, in layman’s terms, the essentials about the euro, its benefits, and how the Economic and Monetary Union works. Whether you are a student or a teacher, or simply interested in knowing more and understanding how and why, have a look at them – they are for you.

Because we want to talk to people in their language, most of our publications are translated in all the EU's official languages, and sometimes even the languages of some of the EU neighbour countries. All of them can be downloaded from our 'Publications' section and ordered, free of charge, within the limits of our stocks.

Our publications are also available from the EU Bookshop website, the online library of the European institutions.

To order our publications, please send your request via the EU Bookshop website or our information mailbox by filling in the contact form.

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