European Monetary Union and the Euro Essay by Annette

European Monetary Union and the Euro
This essay examines the European economic and monetary Union (EMU) and the euro with reference to a number of financial aspects.
# 4101 | 2,580 words | 12 sources | 2001 | US

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The paper introduces, discusses and analyzes the benefits, costs and challenges of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the euro. Included is a critical assessment of past policies and proposals to remedy the current or potential future problems.

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? In 1969, the European summit at The Hague made EMU an official objective. In 1970, the Werner report proposed a plan that would unite the economies and monies of Europe over a ten-year period. However, the plan was tabled because of several economic factors, including the oil shortage, weakness of the U.S. dollar, and divergent economic policies around the world. The plan resurfaced in 1979 when the European Monetary System (EMS) was created.?

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