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Benefits

From economic stability to integrated financial markets, the euro is a tangible sign of European identity. Find out more about its benefits.

Official EU currency

The euro is the official currency of 19 European Union countries which comprise the Eurozone. Read more here

Countries using the euro

The EU countries using the euro, with a focus on the euro area, also known as the eurozone, non-euro area countries, and opt-out countries.

The euro internationally

Find out about the use of the euro outside the euro area.

Managing the euro

The management of the Euro, its security measures and entry criteria, operated by the European Commission and the European Central Bank

History and purpose

A brief history of the reasons behind the creation of the euro, and the steps leading to the single monetary system

Design

The meaning of the euro (€) symbol and rules around its usage.

Exchanging national currency

How, when and where to exchange old national currency into euro.