Wednesday, June 30, 1999 Published at 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Get to know the euro
Europe's Economic and Monetary Union has been called one of the most important economic events this century. During the coming years it will change the lives of many people - and not only for those living inside the 'eurozone'.
Eleven countries have pooled their national currencies. Euro coins and notes will not be in circulation until January 2002, but your business, your job, your holiday could be affected even before that.
Get up to speed on the single currency. What is monetary union? How does it work? Your guide to European Economic and Monetary Union answers all the vital euro questions.
So should you get a euro account? Change your holiday plans for Euroland? And how can you prepare your business for monetary union? No matter whether you live in the European Union of elswhere in the world: Just tell us who you are and we'll tell you how the Euro will affect you!
What does Euroland look like? What are the attitudes of EU members staying on the sidelines? Find out by clicking on our map of Euroland and the European Union.
EMU is Europe's most ambitious - and most contentious - venture yet. But will monetary union threaten a country's sovereignty? Who controls the single currency and public spending? And does it make economic sense? We look at the fault lines running through the euro project.
Funny money? BBC News Online gives you a sneak preview of the new Euro notes and coins, and tells you the stories behind the single currency.
There are hundreds of Internet sites explaining European Economic and Monetary Union. We list the ones that matter.