Finance minister: euro adoption not among government’s goals

Adopting the euro is not among the goals of the new Czech government, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš told the lower house of Parliament on Thursday. Reacting to Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek’ remarks that the coalition government should pave the way for adopting the single European currency as soon as possible, Mr Babiš said the Czech economy was not ready for the move, suggesting the country could adopt the euro in six years’ time at the earliest.

Author: Jan Richter