January 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts January 2002 Current Issue
January 2002
Short Cuts: Short on sleep?
At Last, the Euro Arrives


It’s farewell to the drachma, guilder and peseta, and hello to the euro. Next month, the 12 members of the European Union Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain take the final leap and make the euro their new hard currency of choice. Euro notes will come in seven denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. The currency has eight coins: 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent, 1 euro and 2 euro. For information and country time lines for conversion of old currencies, go to

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