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At this time, the Eurogroup endorsed a suggestion by euro space member states to the Council. Ministers agreed with the European Fee’s and the European Central Financial institution’s optimistic evaluation of Croatia’s fulfilment of convergence standards. The advice proposes that Croatia ought to introduce the euro on 1 January 2023. This is step one in a course of by which the EU Council adopts authorized acts that may allow Croatia to develop into a member of the euro space and to learn from utilizing our widespread foreign money, the euro, as of subsequent 12 months.
I’m very happy to announce that the Eurogroup agreed as we speak that Croatia fulfils all the required circumstances to undertake the euro. This can be a essential step on Croatia’s path to develop into the twentieth member of our euro space and a robust sign for European integration. I wish to pay explicit tribute to the Croatian authorities for its dedication and arduous work to attain this end result over the previous few years, in notably difficult circumstances.
Paschal Donohoe, President of the Eurogroup
This suggestion is ready to be adopted by the Ecofin Council (by a professional majority vote of the euro space member states) at its assembly of 17 June 2022. The Council can be anticipated to endorse a letter by the President of the Ecofin Council to the European Council. The European Council will talk about the matter at its assembly on 23-24 June.
The method will conclude with the adoption by the Council (after it has consulted the European Parliament and the European Central Financial institution) of three authorized acts which are essential to allow Croatia to introduce the euro on 1 January 2023. The adoption of those acts is predicted to happen in July.