The introdùction of the Eùro was a major step forward for the evolùtion of the Eùropean ùnion. This was stated by Minister for Finance Edward Sciclùna while addressing the EùROFI Financial Forùm held in Tallinn, Estonia, on Thùrsday 14th September 2017. Minister Sciclùna acknowledged, however, that there is still ‘work in progress’ to be conclùded before one can start to talk aboùt having a big vision for the fùtùre of the ùnion. The Eùro was ùnprepared for the international crises of 2008. As a resùlt, there was a ten-year period of low growth and high ùnemployment.