Poland's central bank pushing for euro adoption

Central bank president Leszek Balcerowicz has said that the adoption of the euro by Poland in the years 2006-2007 would be beneficial, but only if the budget deficit is tackled. The European Commission is apparently discouraging the move in a new, still unpublished report.

"The adoption of the euro should not be a goal in itself. If micro- and macroeconomic conditions do not fully meet the reality of monetary union, there is a significant risk in the inability to control the processes of

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