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05/05/2009 : Conference on the changeover to the euro in Slovakia - Brussels

On 5 May 2009, the European Commission's Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs organised a conference assessing the euro changeover in Slovakia

The aim of the conference was to review the preparations on practical level and as regards communications for the changeover to the euro in Slovakia on 1 January 2009. For this the key players of the Slovak authorities and the European Commission and some private partners reviewed in detail their activities and evaluated the changeover.

The conclusion of the conference was that the changeover to the euro in Slovakia was particularly successful and would be remembered as a school case for future changeovers. The conference participants included representatives from national authorities -many representatives of New Member States to the euro area were present- both from the governments and the national central banks. The discussions at the conference proved once more that careful preparations including all relevant national stakeholders pay off.

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