Tusk: Poland to embrace euro in 2011

Sept. 17, 2008 at 11:17 AM
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WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says his country should be prepared to introduce the euro as the country's currency in 2011.

Tusk said following a meeting on the financial subject that the European Commission should be completely finished with its evaluation of Poland in 2011, paving the way for the country to embrace its new currency, Poland Radio said Wednesday.

The prime minister said both the Monetary Policy Council and National Bank of Poland are set to assist the government in reaching that goal of international diplomacy.

A preparation schedule for the institution of the euro in Poland is set to be drafted next year following a series of political consultations, Poland Radio said.

The radio broadcaster said while European Commission officials haven't commented on Tusk's currency estimation, unidentified experts in Poland have predicted the euro won't be instituted in the country until 2012.

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