The EU Treaty gives Denmark the right to remain outside the Euro Area, even when all convergence criteria are met.
The euro is one of the most important currencies for the Danes. Denmark's trade with the Euro Area is substantial Euro Area member states account for about 35 per cent of Denmark's exports.
The central element of Danmarks Nationalbank's monetary policy is Denmark's fixed-exchange-rate policy vis-à-vis the euro within the framework of ERM II.
Danish participation in the euro was rejected by referendum on 28 September 2000.
Even though Denmark has not introduced the euro, Danmarks Nationalbank participates in the European System of Central Banks, ESCB, which comprises the European Central Bank, ECB, and the central banks of the 28 EU member states.