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Euro poll question revealed

Thu, 11 Dec 2003 17:05:29 GMT

Gordon Brown announces the publication of a bill that could pave the way to a possible UK referendum on joining the single currency.

Hain pushes euro case

Tue, 29 Jul 2003 11:31:13 GMT

Commons leader Peter Hain urges Tony Blair to keep the euro in his sights despite the continuing row over the death of Dr David Kelly.

Dollar falls to all-time euro low

Wed, 19 Nov 2003 10:56:22 GMT

The value of the dollar falls sharply amid fears of an American trade war with China and fraud arrests on Wall Street.

Euro blamed for job losses

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 19:21:52 GMT

The Anglesey economy is dealt another blow after 30 workers lose their jobs at a German company.

Euro forgeries soar

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:18:31 GMT

Europol steps up the search for fake euros after police see a sharp rise in the seizure of counterfeit notes.

Blair unveils pro-euro group

Thu, 26 Jun 2003 16:55:59 GMT

Tony Blair is to chair an inner group of Cabinet ministers tasked with overcoming obstacles to Britain joining the single currency.

UK 'not yet ready for the euro'

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 18:28:18 GMT

Gordon Brown rules out joining the euro immediately - but clears the way for a possible referendum next year.

No more Mr No-to-it-all?

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 17:20:34 GMT

Gordon Brown had them on their edge of their seats in the Commons, says the BBC's Nick Assinder.

Blair: Early euro poll 'possible'

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 16:18:20 GMT

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown make the pro-Europe case and say a euro vote may come within two years.

Action not words, say Lib Dems

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 16:40:59 GMT

Gordon Brown needs to match his warm words about the euro with action to prepare for joining, says the Lib Dems' Matthew Taylor.

Blair and Brown 'running scared'

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:20:27 GMT

Iain Duncan Smith says the government's pro-European campaign is an attempt to cover up its euro splits.

Brown's statement at-a-glance

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 17:45:17 GMT

At-a-glance details of chancellor's euro decision.

Q&A: What decision means

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 15:10:50 GMT

What are the economic and political implications of Gordon Brown's decision not to recommend the euro? BBC News Online explains.

The great euro debate

Wed, 07 May 2003 15:15:01 GMT

A potted guide to the key arguments over the euro.

Timeline: Possible poll dates

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 06:45:27 GMT

When could there be a referendum on the euro? BBC News Online checks out the possible dates.

Treasury issues euro entry plan

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 16:43:20 GMT

BBC News Online looks at the steps the government is taking to prepare in case the UK decides to go for the euro.

History of the euro

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 18:00:31 GMT

BBC News Online's guide to the history of the euro.

The UK's five tests

Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:25:22 GMT

BBC News Online's basic guide to the five economic tests set by Chancellor Gordon Brown to assess the UK's readiness to join the euro and due to be ruled on by next June.

Business reaction to decision

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 16:31:32 GMT

Sterling keeps sliding following Chancellor Gordon Brown's rejection of euro entry, while opponents say he has not gone far enough.

Evan Davis: A confusing picture

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 17:47:32 GMT

As Gordon Brown postpones UK adoption of the euro, sifting the truth from the economic and political confusion is not easy.

What do the tests mean?

Wed, 04 Jun 2003 15:41:59 GMT

BBC economics correspondent Dharshini David explains for Panorama why joining the euro is far more complicated than simply meeting the government's five tests.

Housing worries bar euro entry

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 16:00:32 GMT

The UK's volatile housing market is one of the stumbling blocks to joining the single currency.

Business winners and losers

Wed, 07 Jan 2004 10:31:40 GMT

Who are the winners and losers from the government's decision to delay a referendum on possible euro entry?

Head-to-head: The business view

Mon, 12 May 2003 14:49:26 GMT

Alan Wood, chief executive of Siemens UK, and Wetherspoon pub boss Tim Martin put the case for and against euro entry.

Brown takes aim at housing market

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:49:32 GMT

How will Chancellor Gordon Brown's decision on the euro affect UK savers and homeowners?

Should Britain join the euro?

Thu, 26 Jun 2003 15:24:17 GMT

Do you think the UK should take the plunge and join the single currency - or keep the pound?

Notes and coins guide

Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:08:33 GMT

Notes and coins guide

Proposals for EU's future

Tue, 22 Jun 2004 10:57:51 GMT

A guide to the EU draft constitution, explaining what it says, and why people are arguing about it.

EU enlargement

Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:06:29 GMT

EU enlargement

History of currencies

Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:09:32 GMT

History of currencies

The UK and Europe

Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:05:39 GMT

The UK and Europe

Euro reaction: Key quotes

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 18:50:33 GMT

Reaction from the key campaigners to Chancellor Gordon Brown's 'not yet' verdict on British euro entry.

Papers plough through statement

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 05:39:30 GMT

For the Treasury groupie, the column inches devoted to Monday's Commons statement on the euro will be a delight.

EU leaders praise Brown

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 15:41:10 GMT

France's President Chirac and Germany's Chancellor Schroeder give a positive response to the UK euro delay.

European press review

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 05:56:22 GMT

European papers comment on a number of EU-related issues, including the British Government postponing its euro decision.

UK boost for Swedish sceptics

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 16:41:59 GMT

Britain's decision to delay entry to the single European currency may boost Swedish campaigners against the euro.

The euro and the EU's future

Mon, 26 May 2003 11:35:53 GMT

BBC News Online's guide to all the talk of referendums about the UK, the euro and the proposed European constitution.

The UK and referendums

Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:06:21 GMT

Clement Attlee said referendums were alien to British traditions but the concept has fairly deep roots in UK politics.

How Europe splits the Tories

Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:38:27 GMT

They were once the self-styled party of Europe but just look at the Conservatives now, writes political correspondent Nyta Mann.

Euro news conference key points

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 10:23:20 GMT

Key points from Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's news conference launching a pro-European campaign.

Labour's long Euro-conversion

Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:39:11 GMT

The schism over Europe that helped keep Labour out of power for years is now broadly resolved.

Euro studies send pound lower

Mon, 09 Jun 2003 17:11:08 GMT

Sterling loses ground after a report seems to suggest the pound must weaken substantially before Britain can adopt the euro.

Euro hits all-time high

Tue, 27 May 2003 20:42:36 GMT

Europe's single currency reaches record levels, and is expected to continue to rise further.

Ireland to top expensive list

Thu, 22 May 2003 13:55:02 GMT

The Irish Republic is expected to become the most expensive country in the eurozone later this year.

Euro interest rate slashed

Thu, 05 Jun 2003 22:11:17 GMT

The European Central Bank responds to worries about deflation and euro strength by cutting eurozone interest rates to a record low of 2%.

Euro rules explained

Thu, 05 Dec 2002 13:24:26 GMT

Rules which limit budget deficits in eurozone countries are under fire for exacerbating the slowdown.

This soap opera will run and run

Tue, 10 Jun 2003 12:37:35 GMT

The BBC's Nick Assinder assesses the relationship between Tony Blair and his chancellor.