Slovakia 2 Euro 2016 Presidency of the EU
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Slovakia has been a member of the EU since 2004. In 2009 Slovakia introduced the Euro as its currency. From 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016, Slovakia holds the Presidency of the EU. For Slovakia this is such a special event that they have issued a special 2 Euro coin. On the coin there are a number of dynamic lines radiating from the centre of the coin. These lines indicate the importance and position of Slovakia during its first EU presidency. On the left side of the coin is the coat of arms of Slovakia and the year 2016. At the top of the coin the country name æSlovenskoÆ (Slovak Republic) and the Slovak text æPREDSEDNÍCTVO SR V RADE EÚÆ (Slovak Presidency of the Council of Europe ). In the outer ring of the coin are the 12 stars of Europe.