definitions Euro (EUR)

Euro (EUR)

The name given to the single European currency. Its official abbreviation is EUR. Like the dollar ($) and the British pound (£), the euro (a) has a distinctive symbol, which looks similar to a "C” with a "=” through it. The common currency of a subset of the countries of the EU, adopted January 1, 1999, with paper notes and coins put into circulation January 1, 2002.