Monetary Union


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Monetary Union

A group of independent countries that share a single currency. That is, these countries, while maintaining sovereignty on economic policy, taxes, and similar issues, have transferred responsibility for a monetary policy to a central bank shared by participating members. The most famous monetary union is the eurozone, though another example is the West African Monetary Union. A monetary union is also called a currency union.
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