- Poland and the euro
Under the terms of the
Treaty of Accession 2003, all new Member States"shall participate in the Economic and Monetary Union from the date of Accession as a Member State with a derogation", which means that Polandis obliged to introduce the euro.
On 10 September 2008, speaking at the launch of an economic forum in a Polish resort of
Krynica-Zdrój, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tuskannounced the ruling government's objective to join the Eurozonein 2012, by holding a referendum in 2010 and been approved by the European Central Bankin 2011. [cite web | url=http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2008/09/18/afx5440142.html | title=Poland may hold euro referendum in 2010-Deputy PM | publisher= Forbes| accessdate=2008-09-19] [cite web | url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7799421 | title=Poland may push back euro rollout to 2012 | publisher= guardian.co.uk| accessdate=2008-09-19] [cite web | url=http://www.bizpoland.pl/news/index.php?contentid=172545 | title=Poland may push back euro rollout to 2012 | publisher=BizPoland | accessdate=2008-09-19] However, since the Polish constitution will need to change first [cite web | url=http://www.fxstreet.com/news/forex-news/article.aspx?StoryId=c5dfd795-8560-498d-99ec-cc0066d38786 | title=Polish charter must change before ERM-2 | publisher=www.fxstreet.com | accessdate=2008-09-25] and they will have to join the ERM 2 before second quarter 2009 [cite web | url=http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2008/09/25/afx5469429.html | title=Poland will have to join ERM-2 at latest in Q2 2009 | accessdate=2008-09-26 | publisher= Forbes] , this target date is still very aggressive.
There is no official information on the design process for the Polish national sides of the euro coins.
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