EU: SLOVAKIA TO ENTER EURO AREA. LINK AND VILNIUS CAPITALS OF CULTURE 2009″ “” “

” ” Before the Christmas holidays, the Commission issued the agenda with the main events of early 2009. The first concerns Slovakia that will enter the euro area in 2009. "The euro area will count 16 countries – explains the press service -, and 323 million people". The last enlargement had taken place on January 1, 2008, when Cyprus and Malta officially adopted the common currency. On New Year’s Eve, two ceremonies will be held in Linz (Austria) and Vilnius (Lithuania) the cities that had been chosen as "European Capitals of Culture" for the upcoming 12 months. The aim of the initiative launched in 1985 is to "contribute to bringing European people together." On January 7, the European Year of Creativity and Innovation will be launched in Prague , the capital of Czech Republic, that will take over the EU presidency for the first semester 2009. "The EU is emphasizing creativity and innovation in response to the social and economic challenges facing Europe in an intensely competitive, globalising world economy." On the same day, the Czech government will meet the Commission to start the works for the EU Council rotating presidency. ” ” ” “

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