Germany is the most populous country in the eurozone, France the largest by surface area. The eurozone currency union currently has 19 memeber counries. Berlin's Euro policy has far-reaching implications.
The current Eurozone members are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The estimated population of the euro-area exceeds 300 million people. This pages collates DW's most recent content pertaining to the eurozone.
Wolfgang Schäuble has called for improved integration in the eurozone. He said the bloc would be "significantly further ahead today" if the EU had established a "prevailing" monetary fund in the 2010 Greece crisis.
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Germany's foreign and finance ministers have called for tweaking the European Stability Mechanism to support eurozone economies devastated by the pandemic. They propose freeing up billions of euros for Italy and Spain.