As of January 1st, Germans won’t worry about the strength of the deutschmark, the French say "adieu" to francs, and Italians will be without lira. Hear how the euro, the new currency of twelve European countries, will affect the sluggish US economy, and whether the euro can seriously challenge the dollar.


  • Robin Niblett Executive Vice President and Director of the Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dorothee Heisenberg Assistant Professor of European Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University
  • Peter Goldstein Senior Editor for Economics, "Kiplinger"

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