Britain and EMU - the five economic tests

ARTICLE -'s latest publication on "Britain and Euroland" finds that the degree of divergence between Britain and key EU countries has already halved since the UK Treasury's 1997 assessment. So with a UK general election due in June 2001, Prime Minister Tony Blair's commitment to the formal assessment within two years may have created a momentous deadline.

The major points from this report are set out below.

A General Election is imminent: But will EMU be central?

The Government

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