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Anthony Blair

Anthony Blair  

(b. 1953).Prime minister. Educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and St John's College, Oxford, Tony Blair followed his elder brother William to Lincoln's Inn and qualified as a lawyer. He entered ...
cent

cent  

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1 A monetary unit of American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belau, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, East ...
Charles Haughey

Charles Haughey  

(1925–2006)Irish politician, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland (1979–81; 1982; 1987–92). He was President of Fianna Fáil from 1979 to 1992. He resigned as a result of a number of scandals.
Constitutional Convention, European

Constitutional Convention, European  

A forum convened in March 2002, with a brief to devise a draft constitutional makeup of the EU. This was to recognize the dramatic growth of the EU since the 1980s, as European integration both ...
Costas Simitis

Costas Simitis  

(b. 23 June 1936).Prime Minister of Greece, 1996–2004 Born in Athens, he studied law at Marburg (Germany) and then at the London School of Economics. Back in Greece he joined the political resistance ...
drachma

drachma  

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(Dr) Formerly, the standard monetary unit of Greece, divided into 100 lepta. It was subsumed into the euro for all purposes except cash transactions in 2001 and abolished in 2002.
ERM

ERM  

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Abbreviation for Exchange Rate Mechanism. See European Monetary System.
ESCB

ESCB  

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Abbreviation for European System of Central Banks. See European Central Bank.
escudo

escudo  

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1 The standard monetary unit of Cape Verde (CV Esc), divided into 100 centavos.2 The former monetary unit of Portugal and Madeira, divided into 100 centavos. It was subsumed into the euro for all ...
Euro

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
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Law, International Law
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Officially launched on 1 January 1999, the single European currency or Euro (symbol €) came into circulation on 1

Euro

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

Name for the new currency that is due to come into being on 1 January 1999 following European Monetary Union

euro

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World Encyclopedia

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Feb 2014
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Currency unit of the European Union (EU). The Maastricht Treaty (1992) established a timetable for economic and

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the single European currency, introduced in parts of the European Union in 1999.

eurocheque

eurocheque  

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Formerly, a cheque drawn on a European bank that could be cashed at any bank or bureau de change in the world displaying the European Union sign; they could also be used to pay for goods and services ...
European Central Bank

European Central Bank  

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(ECB)A central bank of the European Union to which member states who have adopted European Monetary Union (EMU) are committed by the Maastricht Treaty. The ECB was set up in 1998 and became active in ...
European Currency Unit

European Currency Unit  

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(Ecu)A unit of account introduced by the European Economic Community when forming the European Monetary System in 1979. The Ecu was a form of international money used by various official European ...
European Economic and Monetary Union

European Economic and Monetary Union  

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(EMU)The EU policy that culminated in the creation of the European Central Bank (1999) and a single European currency for participatein states. See feature Economic and Monetary Union.
European economic integration

European economic integration  

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The process by which the various countries of Europe are becoming more closely linked, particularly in trade and finance. This is partly the result of natural economic developments: trade has ...
European Monetary Cooperation Fund

European Monetary Cooperation Fund  

(EMCOF)A fund organized by the European Monetary System in which members of the European Union deposited reserves to provide a pool of resources to stabilize exchange rates and to finance balance of ...
European Monetary System

European Monetary System  

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(EMS)A European organization set up in 1979 to coordinate monetary policy and exchange rates in Europe. Its main activities were running the Exchange Rate Mechanism and planning European Monetary ...

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