quarta-feira, maio 07, 2008

A Eslováquia e o Euro

I am living abroad and earn Euros, so from my personal point of view, the implementation of Euro currency in Slovakia will be very practical and easy! On the other hand, I am also aware that this introduction of the new currency will lead to the rise of prices, how we witnessed in many EU member countries before and I am afraid it will be difficult for many ordinary people.

Veronika Jankovicova
Assistente do Eurodeputado Eslovaco - Peter Stastny

17 comentários:

Paulo Colaço disse...

«Estou a viver no estrangeiro e o meu salário é pago em Euros, por isso, pessoalmente, a adopção do Euro pela Eslováquia será bastante prático. Por outro lado, tenho também a consciência que a introdução da nova moeda levará ao aumento dos preços, tal como verificamos anteriormente em vários Estados Membros e receio que possa vir a ser uma dificuldade para muitas pessoas.»

Este é o primeiro Post em inglês, da responsabilidade de uma colega do Tiago e do João no Parlamento Europeu, a quem agradecemos.

Esta tradução é do Tiago, que fará o obséquio de nos apresentar a nossa Psico-Convidada.

Tiago Sousa Dias disse...
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Tiago Sousa Dias disse...

First of all allow me to present our gratitude for your quick compliance on our request on this issue.
Further more, its official: you are the first foreigner to post at psicolaranja. Its an honour.

As to your post I think both the positive and negative analysis on the adoption of Euro as Slovakian currency will take place. Those were in deed the same arguments used for and against when Portugal adopted the Euro and both of them came true.
A coffee, v.g., was costing 50$00 and with the adoption of Euro faster than you can say "inflation" it was already costing €0,50. But the fact is that the Euro speeds up the internal market, favours competition and it is quite practical as to european citizens and capital mobility concerns.

So it will probably bring inflation in the first years, but after that period of time, it will surely be a positive measure to boost Slovakian economy.

Tiago Sousa Dias disse...

(Nota: a Veronika perceberá quase tudo o que escreverem em português, não obstante fica ao vosso critério a lingua a utilizar sendo que a resposta, a vir, virá em inglês certamente. É assistente do Eurodeputado Peter Stastny, uma lenda do NHL, lidando com matérias relativas ao mercado interno).

Paulo Colaço disse...

Tiago, já que a Veronika perceberá tudo o que escrevermos em português, nomeio-te tradutor oficial dos textos da nossa Psico-Convidada, já que poderá haver quem, por cá, não alcance na totalidade o sentido das suas respostas.

Paulo Colaço disse...

Já agora, a minha pergunta vai na língua de Camões: o Euro vai ser introduzido na Eslováquia a 01/01/2009. No espectro político do teu país, que partidos (e respectiva inspiração ideológica) se opuseram à medida?

jfd disse...

Well I’m glad to see the Dias name always in the edge of Psicolaranja’s innovation ;)
Dakujem Veronika for your post.

I will not go further in my comment for the moment, just because there’s no time! But I will come back and give you a piece of my mind on this sub.

But, long time concerning, Vsetko bude v poriadku ;)))

Ps – I hope all the foreign language references are correct and make sense!! I took them from the Internet:

xana disse...

Hi Veronika,

We actually met when I was in Brussels.

I didn't see this one coming, but it's a remarkable idea to have this kind of sinergy here in psicolaranja. Having someone from abroad sharing a point a view it's a step forward in this forum.

About the issue itself, I think, as Tiago mentioned, that in Slovakia there will arise the same problems we had in Portugal. But overall, it's an important step that both Portugal and Slovakia are taking for the future.
In despite of that, there is still remaining the big issue about some of our primary products being trade in dollars, like oil for instance.

Congratulation guys!

Inês Rocheta Cassiano disse...

As some have already said, it is such an honour to have a foreigner writing on Psicolaranja.
When Portugal adopted the euro, the prices went up, increasing the inflation rate. The most likeable scenario with Slovakian is the same. What will be the consequences for the consumers with this change? Is the population capable to support the difference?

Mendonça disse...

Estão a perceber como a vida do Tiago deve estar a ser difícil... eheheheheheh

Aquele abraço!!

Tânia Martins disse...

Congratulation Veronika, it’s an honour to read something written by a foreigner in Psicolaranja.

In Portugal, it was dreadful the way how it was introduced the Euro. Like Tiago said, everything since then cost the double! Portuguese’s life changed a lot in this few years, but it was a challenge and people need changes and challenges. So that, I think that in Slovakia will be the same, people will feel the difference but after they will adapt.

xana disse...


Eu não queria ter dito nada...

José Pedro Salgado disse...

As has been said before me, we are honoured to have such an internationalization of Psicolaranja.

On the subject, I believe that even though some hardships may be expected due to the issues described in the post, in the long run the advantages will clearly surpass the disadvantages, and make it all worthwhile. And I say in the long run because then will be when the effects will mostly be visible, but the benefits will start to show their heads from day one. Veronika's example is only one of many.

Veronika Jankovicova disse...



That is certainly a dificult question for me to answer under the circumstances. But please check this link and draw your own conclusions ;)


Thank you for your kind words. I was surprised with what u wrote, so you shouldn´t have revealed that you searched the web. Anyway its good to see people interested in knowing more about other cultures and languages. "Obrigado"


Well it was a quick "meeting" but I remember.

Your concerns are pretty much the same as Inês´ and Tânia´s as well as mine for sure. Its expectable the inflation, but will it be sustainable and how long until the comeback? That, I think, is the issue. The criteria on joining the Euro currency (5) includes that as well. The economical stability of an EU Member State has to show proof that it will hold, firstly, and come back, after. So even afraid I guess we´ll have to trust the EU´s institutions.


How long did it take untill Portugal got back on the track after that period of boosted inflation?

José Pedro Salgado disse...


Excelent question. No such answer. But I suspect that, depending on who you ask, you might get such different answer from "in few years" to "we're still in it".

Anyway, I suspect that Portugal is hardly an example for Slovakia, as we have 72.2 percent of the EU purchasing power average, Slovakia is expected to reach 70.7 percent by 2008, and surpass Portugal shortly after.

jfd disse...

It wouldn’t have been fare if it wasn’t revealed ;)
And this way more psico-people can go there and try to learn a little bit of your language ;))))

I’ll take Salgado’s question and answer… It’s a really hard one… You can be optimistic or a pessimistic. But I’m a realista!
Although things will get good, rougher and then slowly but steadily better, there are lots of up sides. Just to mention one, the access to the Internal Market and the interaction between the Slovakian SME’s and the Euroland’s ones will be smoother, more competitive and will push you, as a country, to do it better. Let’s just hope your (and ours!) Government can take the chance to further improve and give them the tools to a better Slovakia, to a better Europe. SME’s are the horse power of Europe!


Tiago Sousa Dias disse...

Psicolaranja one week ahead of New Europe newspapper... Says the journal 11-17:

"Low inflation growth, strong national currency and restrained government spending despite low taxes helped Slovakia meet key criteria for introducing the Euro."

On the other hand:
"EU officials forecast economic growth slowing to seven percent this year [last year it was set at 10,2%- not transcripted info] and 6,2% in 2009, average inflation spiking to 3,8% in 2008 but down to 3,2% next year."

So... less growth; less inflation...