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Eurowallet: Book on Slovak crown launched weeks before euro adoption

Just a few weeks before Slovakia's official adoption of the European single currency on January 1, writer Peter Solej launched 'Slovak Koruna 1993-2008' – a book about the country's outgoing currency.

Just a few weeks before Slovakia's official adoption of the European single currency on January 1, writer Peter Solej launched 'Slovak Koruna 1993-2008' – a book about the country's outgoing currency.

The 152-page text looks at the crown's short life from its introduction in 1993, commemorative coins, banknotes and security features. It includes a chapter on the euro with information about the European Monetary Union (EMU) and the adoption of the euro elsewhere.

"With this book, I would like to give a graceful send-off to the
currency which I grew up with," said the 21-year author.

The ceremony was attended by Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family Viera Tomanová, first Slovak President Michal Kováč and his wife Emília, ambassadors and other public figures. TASR

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