Poll Finds Most Poles Reject Eurozone

Poll Finds Most Poles Reject Eurozone

Nearly two-thirds of Poland’s citizens oppose joining the debt-laden eurozone, a decision the European Union member is to take after elections in 2015, according to a poll published on Tuesday.

Only 32 percent of those questioned said they wanted to adopt Europe’s single currency, while 62 percent were against and the remainder had no opinion, the leading daily Rzeczpospolita said.

Pollster Homo Homini surveyed 1,067 adult Poles on March 22, as troubled eurozone member Cyprus struggled to secure an EU bailout.

Poland had already adopted a wait-and-see approach to swapping its zloty for the euro as the eurozone tries to resolve its protracted debt crisis.

But Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said last month that Warsaw would decide whether or not to join the 17-member eurozone once general elections had been held in 2015.

The ex-communist nation of 38 million people is obliged to adopt the euro under the terms of its 2004 EU entry agreement, which did not specify an accession deadline.