Heikki Urmas Sees Some Problems with Euro
To answer the multitude of questions that the coming of euro implies, Radio Mikaeli chose to interview a business expert in Finland, the Dean of the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration BBA Program in Mikkeli, Heikki Urmas.
A recent survey carried out by the European Union confirms this tendency. Small European companies seem utterly unprepared with only 12% of them having begun to think about the euro. On a larger scale, Dean Urmas remains sceptical about the strength of the single market as it has been drawn out. In particular, the Dean is concerned about the timing of the single currency.
While seeing flaws in the introduction of the single European currency, Heikki Urmas, calling himself a realist, tones down the overly optimistic rhetoric surrounding the euro: "Let's hope that those people (sceptics) are wrong, but we have to be careful talking about prosperous future as far as euro is concerned".
Felin & Stéphan Martin / Nettiradio Mikaeli 1998