A simple example of why we need the Euro

Three weeks ago, I traveled to Finland, on academic business (by the way, partially funded by the EU)… This might seem like a very simple story and nothing extraordinary, but it may be good to remind of this today : I did not have to change any currency. Finland is part of the eurozone and my cash was accepted – as it should – and my credit card was not charged any currency exchange fees.

Maybe it seems like a very lite reason to defend the euro, but that is one that affects all citizens…

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