Monetary Agreement between the European Union and the Vatican City State
Type of Agreement
Place of Signature
Date of Signature
Date of Entry Into Force
Objective of Agreement
The objective of the present agreement is
- to replace the 2000 Monetary Convention between the the Italian Republic, on behalf of the European Community, and the Vatican City State in view of the bilateral monetary relationship linking the Vatican to the Italian Republic and in particular in view of Italy becoming part of the Monetary Union.
- to set the criteria for issuing euro coins by the Vatican as from 1 January 2010.
See in View Other Relevant Treaty Information the Commission Decision of 2 July 2012 updating the Annex to the Monetary Agreement between the European Union and the Vatican City State.
In accordance with this agreement, the Vatican City State uses the euro as its official currency. This agreements will not, however, impose any obligation on the ECB and national Central Banks to recognise the Vatican City's financial instruments as eligible for operations within the ESCB system.
The present agreement repeals the 2000 Monetary Convention. (cf Article 14: The Monetary Agreement of 29 December 2000 shall be repealed from the date of entry into force of the present Agreement. References to the Agreement of 29 December 2000 shall be understood as references to the present Agreement.)
The European Court of Justice shall have exclusive competence to settle the disputes arising from the implementation of this agreement and which could not have been solved by the Joint Committee.
Council Decision of 26 November 2009 on the position to be taken by the European Community regarding the renegotiation of the Monetary Agreement with the Vatican City State; OJ L321 of 08/12/2009, p.36