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29th Aug 2016

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Van Rompuy: Estonia proved euro is 'still sexy'

EU Council chief Van Rompuy told Estonia's parliament Tuesday their 2011 adoption of the euro gave him psychological comfort: "In the darkest hours of the crisis, I often said half-jokingly that as long as new countries chose to adopt the euro ... it proved the single currency was still 'sexy'."

News in Brief

  1. Hungary plans to reinforce border fence against migrants
  2. France's highest court suspends burkini ban
  3. Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
  4. Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
  5. Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
  6. Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
  7. Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
  8. EU mulls making Google pay news media for content

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