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The EURO: One Currency for Europe

Available in eleven languages, three connection speeds, and Java and non-Java versions, the site promotes the currency with enthusiasm. Animated images display the new notes, which flip from front to back to show both sides. A timetable for implementation of the Euro is available, as well as speeches on the new currency from Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Member of the European Commission with special...
Europarl: The Single Currency and the European Parliament

The Single Currency and the European Parliament, hosted by the European Parliament, provides background information, a timetable, and a description of the conditions each nation must meet to join the unified currency. It also features Parliamentary opinions and resolutions on the single currency as well as eight Briefing Reports. After months of doubt and political difficulties in France, Germany,...
European Monetary Institute (EMI)

The European Monetary Institute was established in 1994 to oversee the implementation of a single currency for Europe. The EMI site contains information on its staff, organization, structure, and financial resources, and outlines the process of entering the third and final phase of the European Monetary Union. After months of doubt and political difficulties in France, Germany, and most recently,...
BBC News Inside Europe: Your Guide To Life Inside the European Union

Created by BBC News, this site is a very useful reference for both students and general readers interested in the European Union and European integration. At the site, visitors will find several reference guides, including a timeline, interactive maps of planned and possible EU enlargement, overviews of key institutions, an explanation of the EU budget, and information on the Euro. Other reference...
Economic and Financial Affairs Publications: Euro Papers

Available from Europa's Euro site (discussed in the April 18, 1997 Scout Report), the Euro Papers are an on-going series of publications on "technical and practical issues related to the introduction of the euro." Currently, papers are available on diverse subjects such as the impact of the euro on Mediterranean partner countries and the legal implications of the European Monetary Union.