Percentage of euro opponents in Poland falls to 74% in August

By bne IntelliNews August 22, 2014

The percentage of Poles who are against the country's taking on the euro fell by 6pps m/m to 74% in August, according to pollster GfK Polonia.

A total of 42% of the polled said that they are firmly against the euro-zone entry, while 32% of them said they were "rather opposed."

The percentage of euro adoption's advocates is 22%, while 4% of the polled chose the "don't know" answer.

When Poland joined the European Union in 2004, it obliged itself to take on the euro, but with no time restraints.

In the spring, minister of finance Mateusz Szczurek said that Poland's entering the euro-zone before 2020 is a highly unlikely scenario. Earlier, PM Donald Tusk said that Poland will take on the euro when this move is perfectly safe for Poland, i.e. when Poland is fully-prepared for this step.

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