Estonia is not only striving for rapid acceptance into the European Union, but it is also directing efforts towards being integrated into EMU without delay. The following article first comments on the extent to which the convergence criteria, as the central precondition for admittance to EMU, have been fulfilled. It then proceeds to discuss the compatibility of Estonia's present currency board system with the requirement of its participation in the ERM II. Finally, it looks into the consequences of a premature subjection to the ECB's monetary strategy.
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