All looks clear that Estonia is set to become the 17th member of the eurozone as from 1st January 2011. The following is the official timetable for the changeover;

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January:Compilation of the communication plan, updating the euro web

February:Completion of the final communication strategy and financial plan; launch of awareness activities for sensitive target groups; re-launch of the updated euro web

March:Preparation of informative publications for target groups; launch of awareness activities in counties; launch of opinion polls

March-April the European Commission and the European Central Bank perform their regular assessment to evaluate the readiness to join the euro area

April:Informative seminars for target groups

May - publication of Estonia’s convergence report

May:Arrangements to conclude the Agreement on Best Practices for fair pricing, preparations for the fair pricing campaign and informing consumers


June - recommendation of euro-area Member States and consultations with the European Parliament

8 June - ECOFIN meeting, discussion of Estonia's compliance on the basis of the assessments made by the Commission and the ECB and of the Commission's proposal

18 June - the European Council discusses Estonia's readiness to join the euro area


July:Press events regarding the decision of ECOFIN in Brussels and Tallinn; signing of the Agreement on Best Practices and launch of the fair pricing campaign

August:Informing of consumers and retailers; launch of awareness activities for the retired and risk groups; public exhibition on the euro

September:Euro conference on September 20 and prior training for journalists; seminar programme designed for school teachers and students; informing of bank customers and recipients of social benefits; public exhibition on the euro

October:Launch of a euro-related advertising campaign targeted at the general public; launch of direct mailing to all households; public exhibition on the euro

November:The advertising campaign continues; direct mails to the retired; public exhibition on the euro

December:Introduction of practical preparations for the changeover in the media; active information exchange with all target groups

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Comment by Bourahli Dany on March 12, 2010 at 22:09
pas d'imagination,nous qui pensons que les pièce française sont laide au moins il y ben à 3 sorte au lieux d'une
Comment by Illioplius on March 12, 2010 at 18:29
Probably the ugliest coins. :(

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