On 1 January 2011, the euro became legal tender in Estonia. The irrevocably fixed exchange rate is €1 = EEK 15.6466.
The European Central Bank (ECB) and Eesti Pank have launched a mass media campaign, including four TV spots, to support the introduction of the euro in Estonia. See all videos
An online Euro Run competition was organized for children in Estonia aged between 9 and 12. The finals of this competition took place in Tallinn on 17 May 2011. See photos of the event
Euro banknotes and coins were introduced on 1 January 2002 in 12 of the then 15 Member States of the European Union (EU). Since then, five more countries have adopted the euro: Slovenia on 1 January 2007, Cyprus and Malta on 1 January 2008, Slovakia on 1 January 2009. Estonia became the 17th Member State to join the euro area on 1 January 2011.
On 1 May 2004, ten countries joined the EU, followed on 1 January 2007 by a further two. All are expected to participate in Economic and Monetary Union and to introduce the euro as soon as they fulfil the convergence criteria.
See a map of the euro area.
The Partnership Programme provides communication materials to businesses and organisations which would like to pass on information about the euro cash changeover.
Eesti Pank and the European Central Bank invite you to join forces with them to spread information about the euro in Estonia. As a “partner”, you will have access to information on the euro that you can pass on to your customers, clients, members and employees. This is a good way to ensure that all your stakeholders have accurate and timely information from reliable sources.
For details on the conditions of participation, please refer to the Partnership Programme brochure ( 8.86 MB et).