Austria and the euro

Austria and the euro

Austria joined the European Union in 1995 and was one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Belgium and the euro

Belgium and the euro

Belgium is a founding member of the European Union and one of the first wave countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Bulgaria and the euro

Bulgaria and the euro

Bulgaria joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.

Croatia and the euro

Croatia and the euro

Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July 2013 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfills the necessary conditions.

Cyprus and the euro

Cyprus and the euro

Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2008.

Czech Republic and the euro

Czech Republic and the euro

The Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.

Denmark and the euro

Denmark and the euro

Denmark joined the European Union in 1973. It has negotiated an opt-out from the euro and is thus not obliged to introduce it.

Estonia and the euro

Estonia and the euro

Estonia joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2011.

Finland and the euro

Finland and the euro

Finland joined the European Union in 1995 and was one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

France and the euro

France and the euro

France is a founding member of the European Union and one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Germany and the euro

Germany and the euro

Germany is a founding member of the European Union and one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Greece and the euro

Greece and the euro

Greece joined the European Union in 1981, and adopted the euro in 2001 in time to be among the first wave of countries to launch euro banknotes and coins on 1 January 2002.

Hungary and the euro

Hungary and the euro

Hungary joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.

Ireland and the euro

Ireland and the euro

Ireland joined the European Union in 1973 and was one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Italy and the euro

Italy and the euro

Italy is a founding member of the European Union and one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Latvia and the euro

Latvia and the euro

Latvia joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2014.

Lithuania and the euro

Lithuania and the euro

Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2015.

Luxembourg and the euro

Luxembourg and the euro

Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union and one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Malta and the euro

Malta and the euro

Malta joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2008.

Netherlands and the euro

Netherlands and the euro

The Netherlands is a founding member of the European Union and one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Poland and the euro

Poland and the euro

Poland joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.

Portugal and the euro

Portugal and the euro

Portugal joined the European Union in 1986 and was one of the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Romania and the euro

Romania and the euro

Romania joined the European Union on 1 January 2007 and has committed to adopt the euro once it fulfils the necessary conditions.

Slovakia and the euro

Slovakia and the euro

Slovakia joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2009.

Slovenia and the euro

Slovenia and the euro

Slovenia joined the European Union in 2004 and, on 1 January 2007, became the first of the new EU countries to adopt the euro.

Spain and the euro

Spain and the euro

Spain joined the European Union in 1986 and was among the first countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Sweden and the euro

Sweden and the euro

Sweden joined the European Union in 1995 and has not yet adopted the euro, but in accordance with the Treaty it will do so once it meets the necessary conditions.

United Kingdom and the euro

United Kingdom and the euro

The United Kingdom joined the European Union in 1973. It has negotiated an opt-out from the euro and is not obliged to introduce it.