Minister says Poland to meet euro criteria in 2007

Poland will be ready in 2007 to join the euro, Polish Finance Minister Miroslaw Gronicki said on Wednesday 20 October, following a report which said that none of the 10 new EU members yet meet the criteria yet for adopting the single European currency.

The European Commission and the European Central Bank said that Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta, which joined the EU on May 1, had not fulfilled the five tests for euro member