Estonians are fond of euro more than other Europeans

Estonians are fond of euro more than other Europeans

Eurobarometer shows that in 22 of the 28 countries at least half of the population has a positive attitude to the use of a single currency in the European Union, reports ee24.com. 

Among strong supporters of euro there are Estonians (80%), Slovenians (79%), residents of the Benelux (78% of Luxembourgers and Belgians, 76% of Netherlanders), as well as Finns (76%) and Germans (75%). 

Negative attitude towards the euro was expressed in Sweden (77%), the Czech Republic and the UK (73%), and also in Denmark (66%). Interestingly, the opinions were almost equally divided in Poland (47% against and 37% for) and Bulgaria (42% and 41%). However, all the above-mentioned six countries are still using national currencies. 

Number of euro sympathizers has increased, for instance, in Lithuania (from 40% to 50%), which is preparing to join the Eurozone January 1, 2015. Nevertheless, 41% of the republic's residents oppose the adoption of the euro.