Slovakia joins the Eurozone

After passing through the border, travellers need to exchange their money for the local currency. It’s a bit tiresome, but it’s pleasant. Slovakia just started to use the EURO, so I could use the national currency of Slovak koruna when I travelled in Slovakia in 2007.

Anyway, it seemed that Česká Republika beat Slovakia to the punch, they were burning with jealousy.

¶Slovakia has become the 16th member of the eurozone – the second former communist country to join the grouping. […] ¶Slovakia has enjoyed rapid economic growth since joining the European Union in 2004. ¶But the euro’s strength may make life harder for Slovakia’s exporters […] Full text is here. Referenced from BBC News, 1 January, 2009