Joint Press Conference on the euro introduction

PRESS CONFERENCE - Joint press conference given by the EU Presidency, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission on the introduction of the euro banknotes and coins, Frankfurt am Main, 3 January 2002.

Statement by Rodrigo Rato, President of the ECOFIN Council, Statement by Willem F. Duisenberg, President of the European Central Bank, Statement by Pedro Solbes, EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs

With a transcript of the questions and answers

Mr. Duisenberg:

Good afternoo