Economic and monetary union 10th anniversary of the euro / directed by Sergio Ghizzardi, Kattalin Landaburu for Economic and Financial Affairs Directorate-General, European Commission

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Subjects: Euro--History
Money--European Union countries--History
Monetary policy--European Union countries--History
Monetary unions--European Union countries--History
Short films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Modern (1453- ), Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Luxembourg] : European Communities, c2008
LC Classification: H, HG
Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (26 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternate Titles: 10th anniversary of the euro
Tenth anniversary of the euro
Economische en montaire unie : 10 jaar euro
Talous-ja rahaliitto : 10 vuotta euroa
Union économique et monétaire : 10e anniversaire de l'euro
Wirtschafts- und Wärungsunion : 10 Jahre Euro
Oikonomikē kai nomismatikē enōsē : 10 khronia euro
Unione economica e monetaria : 10 anni dell'euro
União económica e monetária : 10 anos do euro
Hospodárskej a menovej únie : 10 rokov s eurom
Evropska in monetarna unija : 10 let evra
Unión económia y monetaria : 10 años del euro
Additional Authors: Ghizzardi, Sergio
Landaburu, Kattalin
European Commission. Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
Notes: ISBN: 9789279106514
ISBN: 9279106511
Consists of 11 versions of title narrated and subtitled in Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, or Spanish
Title from disc label
"KC-80-08-410-D4-Z"--Disc label
Summary: On 1 January 2009, the euro will be ten years old. Like the process of European integration as a whole, Economic and Monetary Union was a simultaneously visionary yet pragmatic project. A major step towards fulfilling the ideal of an "ever closer union" among the peoples of Europe, it was achieved through close co-ordination and convergence of economic policies within the EU, and careful technical preparations. How did it all happen? What obstacles had to be overcome? How was the € symbol chosen and how were the designs of the coins and banknotes selected? Who organised the biggest cash changeover in history? These are some of the questions addressed in this unique 26-minute documentary. It also shows how, after ten years, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has brought significant benefits for both citizens and businesses in the euro area. 16 million jobs have been created, inflation has been at historically low levels, interest rates have fallen, exchange rate costs have disappeared, new markets have been created and the euro has proven its ability to act as a shield against external shocks. Against this remarkable background of achievement, the film ends by looking towards the future and considering the euro's prospects in the years to come.--Container
Contents: A question of political will -- From the idea to the coin -- Citizens and companies at the heart of the euro project -- Prospects
OCLC Number: 378464968
ISBN/ISSN: 9789279106514