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The 2000's
Europe Switches to the Euro

The 2000's
The 2000's

Europe Switches to the Euro
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 8 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.01

     challenging words:    counterfeit, banknotes, changeover, euros, lira, microprinting, minted, commemorative, banking, currency, euro, security, denomination, bills, visual, yellow-brown
     content words:    European Union, United Kingdom, Summer Olympics

Europe Switches to the Euro
By Sharon Fabian

1     Shopping in Europe could be confusing. When someone from Spain wanted to shop in Italy, she needed Italian money, and she needed to know the value of the Italian bills and coins. When someone from Austria wanted to vacation in Greece, she needed to use Greek money. Visitors from America who wanted to visit more than one country had to use a different money system in each country they visited. There were Greek drachmas, Italian lira, Spanish pesetas, Austrian schillings, and more.
2     That was the way it used to be. Then in 2002, many countries of Europe made the big move. They changed once and for all to a common currency known as the euro.
3     The changeover had actually begun a few years earlier on January 1, 1999, when the euro was introduced as a unit of money for electronic transfers and banking business. Then on January 1, 2002, the euro was introduced as bills and coins.
4     The euro became the official currency of the European Union. It went into effect in most of the European Union countries, fifteen in all, as well as in other countries who were not members of the European Union.
5     In the countries that switched to the euro, people had about two months to exchange their old money for new money. By the end of February, the switch had been made. About 320 million Europeans now shopped and did business using only the euro. American travelers exchanged their dollars for euros, at the rate of about one and one half dollars for one euro, and spent them nearly everywhere in Europe.

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