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Download our booklets, leaflets and posters. They cover the main aspects of the economic and monetary union (EMU) and the euro.

Leaflet/Poster – A short guide to the euro

Leaflet/Poster – A short guide to the europdf(272 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

July 2013.
KC-01-13-379-XX-C / doi: 10.2765/12253
Available in 24 languages
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Read this leaflet to find out how the euro came into being, where it is used, what benefits it can bring and how it is governed. You might discover some unexpected facts! Then see overleaf for a poster which can be conveniently displayed to illustrate the key milestones of the euro construction.

 
Poster - Euro area map

Poster - Euro area mappdf(4 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

January 2014.
KC-02-13-561-XX-C / doi: 10.2765/59385
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Euro map poster showing the main features of the euro area as a geographical and economic entity and providing an overview of its scope and development, both past and future

 
One currency for one Europe - The road to the euro

One currency for one Europe - The road to the europdf(4 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

January 2014.
KC-02-13-562-XX-C / doi: 10.2765/61669
Available in 24 languages.
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History was made on 1 Jan 1999 when 11 European Union countries created a monetary union with a single currency, the euro. Euro banknotes and coins entered circulation on 1 Jan 2002. But the history of Europe´s common currency has been a long time in the making and can be charted back to the origins of the EU itself. The historic adventure of the euro is described in this booklet.

 
Booklet - United in Diversity

Booklet - United in Diversitypdf(7 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

January 2014.
KC-01-13-688-D5-C / doi: 10.2765/59189
Multilingual booklet

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The booklet is an ideal way for children to learn about the diversity of the European family. Teachers can use it to explain what the euro and the euro area are, and introduce children to the cultural, scientific and natural heritage of the countries that make up the European Union.

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Poster - United in diversity

Poster - United in diversitypdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

January 2014.
KC-01-13-689-D5-P
Multilingual poster

Poster for children showing a map of Europe together with euro coins and notes. Pictures are used to illustrate the national characteristics and traditions of each country. Euro area countries can be identified by a euro coin next to their names. The poster is a by-product of the booklet "United in diversity".

 
EU Economic governance

EU Economic governancepdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Stronger economic rules to manage the euro and Economic and Monetary Union

July 2013.
KC-02-13-287-XX-C / doi:10.2765/30560  

The leaflet summarises the main objectives and elements of the enhanced EU economic governance, the biggest reform of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) since its creation.

 

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