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European Commission to force Poland to adopt euro by 2025?

A leaked memo from a secret meeting in Strasbourg suggests that the European Commission will force all EU member countries, including Poland, to adopt the common euro currency by 2025.

The alleged secret meeting was held last week between Valdis Dombrovskis, EU commissioner in charge of financial services, Pierre Moscovici, in charge of economic and financial affairs, and MEPs.

The memo of the meeting was obtained by the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.

“The aim of the European Commission is to introduce the euro in all 27 EU Member States by 2025,” the daily quoted the memo as saying.

The memo indicates that Moscovici aims to “democratise the monetary union”, the paper said, adding that in his view, the European Parliament has the power to exercise democratic control over the eurozone.

The Polish government has repeatedly said that Poland is not ready to join the eurozone. Lat week, Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that it is “not in Poland’s interest” to be in the eurozone, and Warsaw does not want to lose the possibility of running an independent monetary policy.


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