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The introduction of the euro has brought a lot of benefits for SMEs and consumers in the eurocountires. UEAPME deals not only with problems in the eurozone countries (counterfeiting, 1 cent coins…) but is also accompanying and preparing, in co-operation with DG, member organizations of the countries that will adopt the euro in the coming years.

Position papers

-  June 2003: The change-over to the Euro: a success story for European SMEs

-  April 2001: Joint statement by representatives of consumers and representatives of traders and SMEs: "Good practice to promote consumers’ familiarity with the euro and to facilitate the introduction of euro coins and banknotes in 2002" (EN)

Press releases

-  30/06/2006: Effective communication will ease Euro transition in new Member States