Help us end the fiscal year strong. Donate by June 30. Give Now

Euro faces headwinds on 15th birthday

Stephen Beard Dec 30, 2016
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Euro faces headwinds on 15th birthday

Stephen Beard Dec 30, 2016
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

This Sunday sees an important economic anniversary. It is 15 years since the physical birth of the euro – when the first notes and coins began to circulate through a dozen countries in the European Union. Today 19 of the 28  EU nations use the single currency. That’s quite an achievement, but celebrations of the currency are likely to be muted. 

Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.