Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Central Bank, the European economic and social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Fourteenth Report on the practical preparations for the future enlargement of the euro area.
Subject headingsEconomic and Financial Affairs
Since the euro was adopted by Latvia on 1 January 2014, the euro area comprises 18 EU Member States. Following the Council Decision of 23 July 2014 concluding that Lithuania fulfils the necessary conditions for euro adoption, the euro area will have 19 members as of 1 January 2015. Lithuania has less than six months to finalise its preparations for the changeover. This report assesses the state of play of the practical preparations for introducing the euro and the progress made in preparing the changeover-related communication campaign by mid-June 2014. It also provides a short overview on the results of the latest opinion poll on the state of public opinion on the euro
Number of pages12p.
DescriptionCOM(2014) 489 final