Poland says to adopt euro by 2007

Poland, which on May 1 will become a member of the European Union, should adopt the euro as its national currency by 2007, the country's central bank chief said.

Leszek Balcerowicz told Germany's Welt am Sonntag in an interview due out on Sunday, that new studies "showed clearly that the earlier the adoption (of the euro) is, the better".

"For Poland this means we have to create the conditions necessary for an adoption as soon as possible, that is to say, answering to Maastricht (Treaty) criteria

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