Germans back the euro

Almost 70 per cent of Germans now favour the euro, and only 27 per cent would prefer to ditch the common currency and return to the once-beloved Deutschmark, said the Forsa Institute poll for the Handelsblatt business daily. Despite the lingering eurozone debt crisis, German support for the euro had reached a record, a year after only half of respondents said they backed it.

Almost 70 per cent of Germans now favour the euro, and only 27 per cent would prefer to ditch the common currency and return to the once-beloved Deutschmark, said the Forsa Institute poll for the Handelsblatt business daily. Despite the lingering eurozone debt crisis, German support for the euro had reached a record, a year after only half of respondents said they backed it.

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