eurozone

noun
eu·ro·zone | \ˈyu̇r-ō-ˌzōn \

Definition of eurozone 

: the geographical area comprising the countries that use the euro as the official currency

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The eurozone’s annual rate of inflation rose above the European Central Bank’s target for the first time since early 2017 during June, but that was largely due to higher energy costs, while underlying price pressures remained muted. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Eurozone Inflation Tops ECB Target for First Time in More Than a Year," 29 June 2018 Under a Spanish law that prevents a power vacuum, Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who tabled the no-confidence motion, would immediately become the new leader of the 19-country eurozone’s number four economy and a prominent EU leader. Aritz Parra, BostonGlobe.com, "Spain’s government is poised to fall; Socialists set to take the helm," 31 May 2018 After booming in 2017, growth in the eurozone has slowed in recent months, and every day seems to bring new warnings that all is not well. Jack Ewing, BostonGlobe.com, "Era of easy money for eurozone nears its end," 14 June 2018 Possible decisions include upgrading the eurozone bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, and a long-term commitment to EU-wide deposit insurance. Washington Post, "German minister urges jobless fund, tax to bolster euro," 9 June 2018 Possible decisions include upgrading the eurozone bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, and a long-term commitment to EU-wide deposit insurance. David Mchugh, The Seattle Times, "German minister urges jobless fund, tax to bolster euro," 9 June 2018 No one would confuse the latest events with the high drama of the eurozone crisis from 2010 to 2012. Neil Irwin, New York Times, "The Danger That Italy’s Political Crisis Poses for the Global Economy," 30 May 2018 Nadia Calvino, who has been director general for budget at the EU's Commission since 2014, was confirmed as the minister in charge of the eurozone's fourth largest economy, Spain's private agency Europa Press reported. Fox News, "Majority of women in charge of new Spanish government," 7 June 2018 Spain is the eurozone’s fourth-largest economy and an influential member of the European Union. Time, "Spain's New Leader Vows to Fight Corruption After Predecessor Mariano Rajoy's Ouster," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of eurozone

1995, in the meaning defined above

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