Speech by Romano Prodi EC President on the euro

SPEECH - Speech by Romano Prodi President of the European Commission "Ninety-nine days to go" Conference on Payments in Euro in the Internal Market, Brussels, 24 September.

"Ninety-nine days to go"

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In 99 days from now, Euro notes and coins will be in circulation. To use a sporting metaphor, we are on the final straight of a marathon. The starting gun was fired 9 years ago in Maastricht, and now the finishing line is in sight.

The significance of this moment is enormous. Euro

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