- noun a unit of currency adopted by several European countries for electronic payments in 1999 and then as legal tender from January 1st, 2002
(written as Euro-)referring to Europe or the European Union
- noun the currency adopted as legal tender in several European countries from 1 January 1999. The countries which are joined together in the European Monetary Union and adopted the euro as their common currency in 1999 are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The conversion of these currencies to the euro was fixed on 1 January 1999. Greece joined on 1 January 2001. The CFA franc and CFP franc were pegged to the euro at the same time.
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(written as Euro)the official currency of 12 countries in the European Union
(written as Euro)the main currency unit of the European Union, used as local currency in most member States since 2002