Europe minister wants talks with EC on euro adoption, decision for next govt.

The minister for European affairs, Martin Dvořák, says he would like to see negotiations with the European Commission on conditions for Czechia joining the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) before the next general elections, scheduled for late 2025.

Mr. Dvořák told Czech Television that this could be done without risk or consequence, leaving a decision on adopting the single European currency for the next government. He said it was a six-year process that could not be achieved in one government term.

The Mayors party minister recently announced he was appointing a commissioner for euro adoption, only for Prime Minister Petr Fiala of the Civic Democrats to rule out the idea.

Author: Ian Willoughby