Sunny outlook for Cyprus and Malta

The Slovenes are no strangers to new currencies: since Ljubljana's decision to jettison the Yugoslav dinar in 1991, they have seen an interim coupon currency and then the Tolar come and go. Most took the euro in their stride. With Slovenia the only new accession country to join the single European currency this year, attention has turned to who will be next. Hungary's economic problems suggest it is unlikely to be a viable candidate until 2012 at least, whilst growing euro-scepticism in Poland

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Turkey gets a second chance

After a near crisis in 2006, the central bank and its new governor are stocking to an inflation target of 4% for end-2007. Could this be the year Turkey finally convinces the world it has achieved sustainable non-inflationary growth? Justin Keay reports

Unhappy euro hopefuls

Prospects for adopting the euro remain remote for many EU countries in Central and Eastern Europe, and in the Baltics, writes George Kopits

How the euro gives Britain a free ride

New research suggests Britain and other European countries that have not adopted the euro have nevertheless benefited from it nearly as much as insiders, without giving up policy autonomy

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