Euro becomes legal tender in British territory for the first time

One angle to the story of Cypus and Malta joining the euro at the start of the year which you may have missed:

The euro will also become legal tender on British military bases in Cyprus, the first part of sovereign British territory to adopt the currency.

Although the bases at Dhekelia, Episkopi and RAF Akrotiri are not officially part of the European Union, an estimated 10,000 Cypriots live or work there.

Residents use the shops, cafes and beaches on the bases, so the authorities in the sovereign base areas have decided to adopt the same rules as the Cypriot government.

Read more by .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

5 Comments

  • Yay! A start…..

    Forgive the dense question – “Although the bases at Dhekelia, Episkopi and RAF Akrotiri are not officially part of the European Union” – why are British bases not part of the EU? Is RAF Brize Norton equally apart? Or is it some strange feature of what happens when an EU state had territory within another?

  • The Chanel islands, isle of man, gibralter etc are not part of the EU so I suspect these bases are in the same boat.

  • Channel Islands aren’t but Gib is in the EU, South West MEPs represent Gib in the European parliament.

  • The Channel Islands and Isle of Man aren’t EU member states.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • Nonconformistradical
    "the stunt did get coverage on mass media and the point of it was explained in the footage I saw." Quite. e.g. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1346...
  • Chris Moore
    Nonetheless, in spite of the whingers and purists on here, the stunt did get coverage on mass media and the point of it was explained in the footage I saw. I...
  • Laurence Cox
    Ed Davey falling off the paddleboard reminded me of when we exposed the pollution of the River Thames. That was just Sarah Ludford and Dee Doocey, the former ho...
  • expats
    Chris Moore 28th May '24 - 1:40pm...And it’s a total travesty to say all we get is gimmicks....But in any case, it seems like it’s the gimmicks that have st...
  • David Allen
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c033m49r1pro "The Liberal Democrats have pledged to put environmental experts on (water company) boards..." Let's hop...