IMF: eastern EU states must adopt euro - report

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is alleged to have advocated fast-track eurozone accession for eastern European countries grappling with high amounts of external debt.

The Financial Times, a newspaper, said on Monday that the Fund had published a confidential report a month ago suggesting euroisation - the adoption of the euro without a seat on the European Central Bank's (ECB) governing board - for members of the EU located in central and eastern Europe that are struggling under the weight

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