Somewhat quirky, somewhat fun,
These posters were used to explain the Euro and the benefits the common currency will bring to people.
Today, a whole generation of Europeans has grown up knowing only a single currency, the Euro.
But how was the currency first introduced to people? ➡️➡️
First step: Only electronic payments
Euro in 1999 was initially launched only as an accounting currency and was used for electronic payments. Exchange rates were irrevocably fixed between the 11 participating EU countries. It actually took the countries ten years to prepare for the launch of the Euro.
What happened in 2002? ➡️