Polityka kursu walutowego przed wstąpieniem do unii gospodarczej i walutowej
The policy of exchange rate currency before the accession to economic and monetary union
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The article raises the issue connected with functioning of European Exchange Rate mechanism ERM II. The introduction analyses the criteria of accession to Economic and Monetary Union and profiles Exchange Rate mechanism ERM II and ERM. Subsequently, the author discusses the currently integration and procedures of joining ERM II and the euro zone. There are four stages of this process defined in the article. A central exchange rate and modification of staying in ERM II are the next question of article. The author describes the term “severe tensions” which can be defined as serious tension in a situation when the exchange rate fluctuates to more than – 2,25%. The last part deals with assessment of exchange rate stability. The European Commission and the European Central Bank are responsible for it and the institutions work independently of each other. The article emphasizes the fact that it is essential to join ERM II prior to the accession to Economy and Monetary Union. Joining ERM II should be treated as the expression of great determination to enter euro zone. It should not be treated as a kind of experiment that it is always possible to withdraw from.
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