What is euro?

  • (noun): The basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 twelve European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies.

Euro

The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union and is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The currency is also used in a further five European countries and consequently used daily by some 332 million Europeans. Additionally, more than 175 million people worldwide—including 150 million people in Africa—use currencies pegged to the euro.

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Euro - Linguistic Issues
... The formal titles of the currency are euro for the major unit and cent for the minor (one hundredth) unit and for official use in most eurozone ... Bulgaria has negotiated an exception euro in the Cyrillic alphabet is spelled as eвро (evro) and not eуро (euro) in all official documents ... Official practice for English-language EU legislation is to use the words euro and cent as both singular and plural, although the European Commission's Directorate-General for Translation states that ...
Lilian Thuram - International Career
... After becoming world champion in 1998, Thuram was an integral part of France's triumph at Euro 2000, which led to the team being ranked by FIFA as number one from 2001–2002 ... He also played in the 2002 World Cup, 2006 World Cup, Euro 96, Euro 2004, and Euro 2008 ...
Euro Sign
... The euro sign is the currency sign used for the euro, the official currency of the Eurozone in the European Union (EU) ... The international three-letter code (according to ISO standard ISO 4217) for the euro is EUR ... In Unicode it is encoded at U+20AC € euro sign (HTML #8364 euro) ...
European Emission Standards - Toxic Emission: Stages and Legal Framework - Emission Standards For Light Commercial Vehicles
... Tier Date CO THC NMHC NOx HC+NOx PM P Diesel Euro 1 October 1994 2.72 - - - 0.97 0.14 - Euro 2 January 1998 1.0 - - - 0.7 0.08 - Euro 3 January 2000 0.64 - - 0.50 0.56 0.05 - Euro 4 January 2005 0.50 - - 0.25 0.30 0.02 ... N2), g/km Tier Date CO THC NMHC NOx HC+NOx PM P Diesel Euro 1 October 1994 6.9 - - - 1.7 0.25 - Euro 2 January 1998 1.5 - - - 1.2 0.17 - Euro 3 January 2001 0.95 - - 0.78 0.86 0.10 - Euro 4 January 2006 0.74 - - 0 ...
European Emission Standards - Toxic Emission: Stages and Legal Framework - Emission Standards For Large Goods Vehicles
... Euro norm emissions for category N3, EDC, (2000 and up) Standard Date CO (g/kWh) NOx (g/kWh) HC (g/kWh) PM (g/kWh) Euro 0 1988–1992 12.3 15.8 2.6 ...