(07 June 2016) – The 2016 Convergence Report, published today, assesses Member States’ progress on moving towards euro adoption. This year’s report covers the seven Member States that are legally committed to adopt the euro: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden.
The report is based on the convergence criteria, sometimes referred to as the ‘Maastricht criteria’, set out in article 140(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The criteria include price stability, sound public finances, exchange rate stability and convergence in long-term interest rates.
The compatibility of national legislation with Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) rules is also assessed.
The Member States covered in the report have made progress with convergence, but none of them currently meet all conditions for euro adoption.