The euro in Slovenia celebrates 10 years

Ljubljana, 27 December - Ten years will have passed on 1 January 2007 since Slovenia introduced the euro as the first EU member which joined the bloc in 2004. The common European currency is generally perceived as a success despite that fact that it limited leverage to deal with the recent economic crisis.

Finance Minister Andrej Bajuk withdraws euros from an ATM just minutes after Slovenia formally adopts the single European currency.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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