Aruba bills euro use as beneficial

NEW YORK -- Aruba's Assembly of Ministers approved the euro as the accepted form of payment on the island.

Residents and visitors will pay with euros, but change will be given in Aruban florins.

"The introduction of the euro in Aruba will benefit [the island], considering the strong ties Aruba has with the Netherlands and the European Union," the ministers said in a statement.

No date has been set for the conversion.

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