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Parliamentary questions
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11 April 2019
E-001802-19
Question for written answer E-001802-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Joachim Starbatty (ECR)

 Subject:  Introduction of the euro in Sweden
 Answer in writing 

Sweden meets the convergence criteria and is therefore obliged to accede to the European Monetary Union (EMU). Two countries have been granted an opt-out under the Treaties: the United Kingdom and Denmark. Denmark rejected accession in a referendum. Sweden also rejected accession in a referendum. As Sweden had no opt-out to invoke, that referendum was just as contrary to the Treaties as not joining EMU.

1. If the euro is such a tremendous success, why does Sweden not join?

2. How long does the Commission propose, as guardian of the Treaties, to continue to put up with what is a breach of the law by Sweden?

Original language of question: DE 
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