eu·​ro·​zone | \ ˈyu̇r-ō-ˌzōn How to pronounce eurozone (audio) \

Definition of eurozone

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

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With Italy in recession, and Germany not far from it, the European Commission earlier this month cut its growth forecast for the eurozone. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Some European Executives Start Cutting Costs as Economy Slows While Others Wait," 21 Feb. 2019 Slowing growth in Germany is a downbeat sign for the entire 19-country eurozone. David Mchugh, The Seattle Times, "Survey points to no rebound for slowing Germany economy," 19 Feb. 2019 International use of the euro, once the dollar’s clearest challenger, has diminished since the eurozone sovereign-debt crisis raised the specter of default on debts previously believed safe. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Dominant Dollar Bests Challengers," 20 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, Italy’s public spending plans could trigger a re-emergence of the eurozone’s debt crisis — if bond investors start thinking the country is too risky. David Mchugh, The Seattle Times, "European Central Bank sticks to plan to end stimulus," 25 Oct. 2018 On Thursday, European Central Bank President Mario Draghiopened the door to fresh stimulus measures after warning that downside risks to the eurozone economy are increasing. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Multinationals’ Currency Woes: A Harbinger on Global Growth?," 26 Jan. 2019 Among professional economists, there is no consensus about what is going on in the 19-nation eurozone. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "With Eurozone Economy Wavering, E.C.B. Leaves Policy Unchanged," 25 Apr. 2018 There is a strong case to be made for the EU and the eurozone, at least as an alternative to other recent forms of European mismanagement. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "EU Politicians Are the Worst, Except All the Others," 20 Dec. 2018 Its leaders have questioned the country’s membership in the eurozone, supported it, and recently questioned it again. Jason Horowitz,, "Italy’s populists get a green light to govern; some see a threat to EU," 23 May 2018

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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