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European parliament marks 20th anniversary of euro

MEPs on Tuesday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the euro during a plenary session in Strasbourg.

Amongst those gathered for the occasion were former European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet, his current successor Mario Draghi, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani.

The single currency is shared by 19 of the European Union's member states.

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