Poland does not plan to adopt euro by 2015

Poland does not plan to adopt the single European currency by 2015, but wants to meet convergence criteria by then, Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski said Monday, responding to a report that Prime Minister Donald Tusk had declared he wanted to switch to the euro by that date.

"President Schulz must have misunderstood what the prime minister said," Rostowski told reporters, referring to a meeting Monday morning between European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Tusk.

"The prime minister was not talking about joining the euro zone in 2015," added Rostowski.

Schulz had earlier told a press conference: "Poland is a dynamic economy and its prime minister made a clear declaration that he wants to join the euro zone by 2015."