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01/10/2007 : EMU Governance and Euro Changeover

Malta on the path to the Euro A Conference called "EMU Governance & Euro Changeover: Malta on the path to the euro" took place on 1 October 2007 in Valletta featuring a number of high-ranking speakers.

Hosted by the National Euro Changeover Committee and the Central Bank of Malta with support from the European Commission and the European Central Bank, this conference looked at the achievements and the policy challenges for the management of EMU at national and EU levels.

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi opened the ceremony, and speakers included Commissioner Almunia, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet, academics and senior officials from DG ECFIN and the European Central Bank.

Workshops considered the practical aspects of the changeover to the euro, including the preparations, the euro and inflation perceptions, and the advantages for business and consumers.

Presentations delivered at the Conference are available on the Maltese Government website "Euro our money; Strengthening Malta in Europe".

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