Estonia's Ansip sees faster growth from euro entry

Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said adopting the euro in 2007 will add 1 percentage point a year to economic growth, increase foreign investment and also boost tourism.

``Estonia's economy is in very good shape,'' Ansip, 49, said in a recent interview at the 200-year-old government building in Tallinn on Oct. 19. ``Joining the euro will add an additional'' point ``to growth. For tourists it will be much easier.''

``I still hope we are able to follow the Maastricht criteria, including inf

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