Most Slovaks praise the euro

The support of the common currency is also high in other eurozone countries, the Eurobarometer survey showed.

(Source: AP/TASR)

Nearly 70 percent of Slovaks consider the euro good for the country, the Eurobarometer survey has revealed.

The support for the common EU currency is not high only in Slovakia, but also in other eurozone currency countries. Moreover, its popularity is the highest for the second time in a row, the TASR newswire reported.

The highest support for the euro was in Ireland (85 percent), Luxembourg (80 percent), and Austria (76 percent). On the other hand, France, Belgium, Italy, and Cyprus favour the common currency the least, TASR reported.

The Eurobarometer survey on the euro's popularity was carried out in 19 eurozone countries on 17,500 respondents between October 15 and 16.

Respondents would scrap the coins of the lowest value

In Slovakia, 79 percent of respondents said the euro is good for the EU, while 69 percent said it is good for their country.

However, only 27 percent of the citizens from the eurozone members (which is very similar to the number of Slovak respondents) said the common currency makes them feel more European than ever before, TASR reported. On the other hand, 79 percent of the respondents believed the euro as a whole is a good thing for the EU, and 69 percent said that the adoption of the euro was an advantage for their countries.

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Nearly 70 percent agreed that the coordination of economic policies of eurozone countries should be stronger. In Slovakia, 53 percent have shared the view, TASR wrote.

At the same time, up to 64 percent of respondents would scrap the one cent and two cent coins. In Slovakia, the idea was supported by 73 percent of respondents.

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