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EU Leaders Endorse Slovakia's Adoption of the Euro

Brussels, 19 June - EU heads of state and government confirmed Slovakia's readiness to join the eurozone on 1 January 2009 as they gathered for a summit in Brussels on Thursday. "I congratulate Slovakia for meeting all the relevant criteria," said the President of the European Council, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa.

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European leaders pose for a group photo at the EU Summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left) and Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel receive European leaders arriving at the EU Summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) and Romanian President Traian Basescu during a family photo of the EU Summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Prime Minister Janez JANSA (front row. left) is talking with Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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Prime Minister Janez Jansa (right) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a family photo at the EU Summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Brussels, Belgium
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (right) talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy during a family photo at the EU Summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Belgium, Brussels
European leaders pose for a group photo at the EU Summit.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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