“Adopting the euro would offer “numerous and lasting” benefits for Croatia’s economy, central bank governor Boris Vujcic told Reuters, although he declined to indicate when it might enter the single currency’s ERM-2 ‘waiting room’. Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in October that he wanted the newest European Union member to start using the euro within seven or eight years. He said Croatia hoped to enter the European exchange rate mechanism II (ERM-2) by the time it takes over the revolving presidency of the EU in 2020.” (Reuters)