Conclusions of the Madrid European Council (15–16 December 1995)

On 16 December 1995, following the Madrid European Council, Pedro Solbes Mira, Spanish Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Yves-Thibault de Silguy, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Monetary Matters, Credit and Investments and the Statistical Office, and Jacques Santer, President of the European Commission, announce in successive addresses the adoption by the Fifteen of the name ‘euro’ for the new European currency.

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Source: Historique de la monnaie unique / PEDRO SOLBES MIRA, Yves-Thibault de Silguy.- Madrid: Commission européenne [Prod.], 15.-16.12.1995. DG Press & Communication, Commission européenne, Bruxelles. - VIDEO (00:00:47, Couleur, Son original).
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