Publication Details

Occasional Paper

Decisionmaking for European Economic and Monetary Union

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Author(s): Hoffmeyer, Erik
Year: 2000
Pages: 42
ISBN: 1-56708-116-9

Provides a political analysis of the initiatives taken from 1969 onward to create a single currency in Europe, and describes how the monetary establishment reacted to them. It attempts to explain why, despite so many failed initiatives over the years, the effort finally produced the Maastricht Treaty of 1991 and the launch of the euro in 1999.

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