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Poles sceptical of euro entry, poll reveals

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Agnieszka Skieterska 11.05.2011 12:38
A recent survey undertaken by the Warsaw School of Economics shows that 42 percent of Poles are against the adoption of the euro.

However, support for euro entry amounted to less than 41 percent, according to the report penned by the School’s Institute for Economic Development.

“For the first time in a long while we have observed a higher number of sceptics than supporters of the euro,” Piotr Bialowolski from the Warsaw School of Economics said on Tuesday, when the report was released.

Currently, 41.7 percent of respondents are against entry into the eurozone, an increase by 3.3 percent on last year. Meanwhile, the number of the euro’s supporters has dropped from 42.2 percent of respondents to 40.8 percent.

The Institute of Economic Develeopment at the Warsaw School of Economics has been asking the Polish public about euro entry since 2006. “Currently [Poles] have a very low opinion on the issue,” Bialowolski said.

However, as many as 17.5 percent of respondents still did not have a clear opinon on whether Poland should join the euro or not. (jb)

Source: PAP

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