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Euro Conference Hails Historic Transition from Tolar to Euro

Ljubljana, 15 January - Slovenia's adoption of the euro was hailed as a historic achievement at a conference on Monday that marked the final transition from the euro to the tolar. The euro is a historic challenge and opportunity for the country to develop into a stable economic and financial environment, central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari said in his keynote address.

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Opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007" was attended by (from left to right) Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Joaquin Almunia, central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union
Opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007" was attended by (from left to right) Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Joaquin Almunia, central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Former Slovenian central bank governor Mitja Arhar (right) at the opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Slovenian central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari (left) and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet at the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union
Slovenian central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari (left) and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet at the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Joaquin Almunia speaking at the opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker speaking at the opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet speaking at the opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet speaking at the opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union
Slovenian central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari speaking at the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union
Opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007".
Slovenian central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari (left) and European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union
Opening of the euro conference "Slovenija 2007" was attended by (from left to right) Slovenian Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk, central bank Governor Mitja Gaspari, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Joaquin Almunia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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