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Romania and the euro

Romania joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.

Romania at a glance

Surface area: 237 500 km2
Population: 21 496 664 (Eurostat 2009)
Joined the European Union: 1 January 2007
Currency: leu (RON) (the former Romanian leu, ROL, remained in circulation until 31 December 2006)

Euro information

Status: Romania is not yet a member of the euro area. The leu has not yet joined the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II).

Exchange rate: The current euro to leu foreign exchange reference rate can be consulted on the website of the European Central Bank (updated daily).

Adoption of the euro: Romania has set 2019 as its target year to adopt the euro. 

Documents and publications 

Opinion polls and surveys


European Union portals

  • Infoeuropa, the website of the European Commission in Romania




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