Poland ready for euro, but Euro 2012 brings risks

Poland is ready to adopt the euro by 2012, but holding the Euro 2012 football championships will bring economic risks, Poland's finance minister told the Financial Times on Wednesday 2 May.

Speaking to the FT, Zyta Gilowska said 2012 would be the earliest date to join the eurozone.

"Today we see no serious barriers to entering the eurozone in that year, in fact it is the first very likely date," Gilowska told the newspaper in the interview.

But she added: "The intensive preparations for the Euro