No softening of EU rules for euro bidders

European Union governments won't relax inflation criteria for countries seeking to adopt the euro, finance ministers said Tuesday 10 October.

Bending the rules is ``not acceptable with a view to the credibility and stability of the euro,'' German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said at a press conference after an EU meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday.

Pressure has been mounting on EU leaders to loosen the rules since June, when they rejected Lithuania's bid to join the euro until the government

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: