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Communication from the Commission - The use of the Euro symbol

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The euro symbol was designed by the Commission services. The final choice from among several proposed designs was made following a qualitative assessment by the general public conducted by a specialised organisation.

The € is inspired by the Greek epsilon pointing back to the cradle of European civilisation and the first letter of Europe, crossed by two parallel lines to indicate the stability of the euro.

The early definition of a distinctive symbol for the euro also reflects the vocation of the euro to become one of the world's major currencies.

Last update: 30/10/2010 | Top