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- n. See Table at currency.
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- n. The former currency of Estonia, divided into 100 senti
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- n. the basic unit of money in Estonia
He was paid the equivalent of £3,500 for the Leeds robbery in Estonian kroon.
In November, Brussels said Estonia was well on track to meet its January 2011 target to switch from the kroon, which is already pegged to the euro, and that it could get the green light this June.
That's too bad, I never knew what their currency was called but the "kroon" is the best name for a currency I've ever heard
Yet critics are still in doubt over whether dumping the country's kroon was the right move for this Baltic state of just 1.3 million people.
In January, Estonia abandoned the kroon as its official currency, adopting the euro in the midst of a debt crisis that has thrown the currency union into doubt.
"The kroon just turned 18 last summer," says Tea, a nursery school teacher in Tallinn.
Poolamets organised a candle-lit vigil for the kroon on New Year's Eve.
"The kroon was always meant to be a deutschmark in all but graphic design," he says.
Andrei Tuch, a political blogger, says he understands the emotions but not the economic arguments, pointing out that Estonia scrapped the independence usually enjoyed by a sovereign currency back in the early 1990s, when the kroon was pegged to Germany's currency.
Nostalgia for the outgoing currency is already in the air, although the kroon will remain in parallel circulation for 14 days after the changeover.
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