How large companies could help their small suppliers and distributors change over to the euro proceedings and conclusions of the Workshop held on 5 November 1998 in Brussels

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Dated January 1999.

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Statementorganised by Directorate General II and the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe.
SeriesEuro papers -- no.31
ContributionsCommission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs., Association for the Monetary Union of Europe.
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Pagination61p. ;
Number of Pages61
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Open LibraryOL18423655M

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