Polish central bank - Support early euro entry

POLAND - The European Union should encourage new members of the bloc to adopt the euro as their national currency as early as possible, the president of the Polish central bank said Monday.

Under current rules, new members of the E.U. could adopt the euro two years after they join the bloc, which they are likely to do in 2004 at the earliest.

But some E.U. policy-makers, including the European Central Bank, have said new members should postpone entry to the euro zone until their economies have