January 1 2002 isn't only the start of a new year but also the start of the euro. We are now able to pay in euro's.
What I would like to know is what do all of you think about it. Is it a great step forward or is it the biggest mistake the EU ever made. I would like to hear especially the ones from the UK, Denmark and Sweden(means you too series ).

Personally I think it is a very good thing. You wonít loose money if you go to an other country and we will be a stronger economic society. First I thought it was a bit sad because we would lose our Belgian Frank, but now I don't care anymore. We are part of something bigger and I like it.

I also would like to know (to follow Kermi3 post) If you live in a EU country that will use the euro, live in a the EU and will not use the euro, or donít live the EU at all.

Iím holding a 20 euro bill right now, and it looks nice.

Maybe on a side note but what did you think of the Belgian EU presidentsie (spelling?)

Did you know the countries around the Gulf are also discussing a monatair (spelling?) union?


Thx