The Future of the Eurozone and U.S. Interests

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Seventeen of the European Union's 27 member states share an economic and monetary union (EMU) with the euro as a single currency. These countries are effectively referred to as the Eurozone. What has become known as the Eurozone crisis began in early 2010 when financial markets were shaken by heightened concerns that the fiscal positions of a number of Eurozone countries, beginning with Greece, were unsustainable. This report provides background information and analysis on the future of the Eurozone in six parts, including discussions on the origins and design challenges of the Eurozone, proposals to define the Eurozone crisis, possible scenarios for the future of the Eurozone, and the implications of the Eurozone crisis for U.S. economic and political interests.

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Creation Date: January 17, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Ahearn, Raymond J.

Specialist in International Trade and Finance

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Jackson, James K.

Specialist in International Trade and Finance

Creator (Author):
Mix, Derek E.

Analyst in European Affairs

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Nelson, Rebecca M.

Analyst in International Trade and Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 17, 2012
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Europe
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Belgium
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Germany
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France
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Italy
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Luxembourg
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Netherlands
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Denmark
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Ireland
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United Kingdom
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Greece
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Spain
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Portugal
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Austria
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Finland
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Sweden
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Czech Republic
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Estonia
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Cyprus
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Latvia
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Lithuania
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Hungary
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Malta
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Poland
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Slovakia
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Slovenia
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Romania
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Bulgaria
Description:

Seventeen of the European Union's 27 member states share an economic and monetary union (EMU) with the euro as a single currency. These countries are effectively referred to as the Eurozone. What has become known as the Eurozone crisis began in early 2010 when financial markets were shaken by heightened concerns that the fiscal positions of a number of Eurozone countries, beginning with Greece, were unsustainable. This report provides background information and analysis on the future of the Eurozone in six parts, including discussions on the origins and design challenges of the Eurozone, proposals to define the Eurozone crisis, possible scenarios for the future of the Eurozone, and the implications of the Eurozone crisis for U.S. economic and political interests.

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32 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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