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  • #31
    Originally posted by Janos View Post
    I took it to mean Euro, and it hasn't been 8 years. The change was in 2002, IIRC, altho' it was gradual.
    Wikipedia said the change over was in '99.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Miss.Saigon View Post
      Again, it is not a political question for me. It is a question of the facts. The Democrats are trying to spend more than George is trying to spend. That is reality.
      Nor me. Just hard economic facts. And if we're talking about spending, I think you'll find that the Dems historically have done more on the domestic (often social program) front, so if you take out George's foreign adventure funds, you'll probably find the Dems coming in with a significantly lower spend.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Listy View Post
        Wikipedia said the change over was in '99.
        Not exactly. As of this posting, Wikipedia says "The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency in 1999 and launched as physical coins and banknotes in 2002. It replaced the former European Currency Unit (ECU) at a ratio of 1:1." The bills and coins were not in circulation until 2002, but the exchange rates were fixed to make transition easier.

        Check out the Euro website at http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/...rrency_en.htm: "Euro banknotes and coins have been in circulation since 1 January 2002 and are now a part of daily life for 315 million Europeans living in the euro area." . Prices were not in Euros until a date sometime in 2002. During that year, where I was in Germany, you could pay in either DM or Euro.

        Of course, as the website will show you, some countries are still converting over: Cyrpus and Malta will change over on 1 Jan 08.
        Last edited by Janos; 10 Oct 07, 07:00.
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