Sweden names date for euro referendum

Sweden will hold a referendum on whether to adopt the single European currency, the euro, on 14 September 2003, Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson said Friday following a meeting of political party leaders.

"We have agreed to hold a referendum on the second Sunday in September," Persson said, urging the country's political parties to cooperate across party lines to ensure a "yes" vote.

The parties are to meet again on 17 December to agree the wording of the question that will be put to the pu

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