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Under the terms of the Treaty of Accession 2003, all new Member States "shall participate in the Economic and Monetary Union from the date of Accession as a Member State with a derogation", which means that Poland is obliged to introduce the euro, which will replace its current currency, the Złoty.

On 10 September 2008, speaking at the launch of an economic forum in a Polish resort of Krynica-Zdrój, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced the ruling government's objective to join the Eurozone in 2012. However, since the Polish constitution will need to be changed first[1] and they will have to join the ERM 2 before second quarter 2009[2], a target date that is still very aggressive. Regardless, on 28 October 2008 the Polish government confirmed their plan to join the Eurozone in January 2012.[3]

Lech Kaczyński said on news conference that it is unable to join Eurozone before 2015, and even that date is still very optimistic. Also, Polish government officials had confirmed that Poland won't join Eurozone in 2012. [1] The Polish government is going to show the new eurozone join plan in the third quarter of 2009.

On 5 November 2009, speaking at the news conference Polish Deputy Finance Minister Ludwik Kotecki said the government may announce a national strategy for euro adoption in mid-2010. [4]In an interview for Rzeczpospolita daily 22 October 2009 he also said Poland could adopt the euro in 2014 if the general government deficit is reduced in 2012.[5]

On Friday, 11 December Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Poland could join the eurozone in 2015[6]. Speaking during Finance Ministry-organized seminar on the euro-adoption process on 15 December 2009 Deputy Minister of Finance Ludwik Kotecki said the year 2015 is more likely than 2014, however he declined to specify the official target date[7].

There is no official information on the design process for the Polish national sides of the euro coins.

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