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Support for euro rising among Slovenian citizens - Eurobarometer poll

Author Radomir Ralev
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LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), November 21 (SeeNews) - Support for the euro among Slovenian citizens is growing, the results of a flash Eurobarometer survey among euro area member states indicated.

A total of 72% of Slovenian citizens say that having the euro is a good thing for their country, up by nine percentage points over last year, the results of the survey showed on Tuesday.

The percentage of Slovenian citizens considering the euro to be a bad thing for their country declined by five points to 20%.

Slovenia is the only euro area member state in Southeastern Europe.

A total of 34% of respondents in Slovenia believe that the euro makes them personally feel more European than before, while 86% of Slovenians say they do not convert from the price in euro to their former national currency when they are buying things.

The feeling that this year’s inflation rate will remain the same as last year’s is predominant in Slovenia, while 96% of citizens consider that the country's health system should be reformed.

Support for the euro is most solid in Ireland, where 85% of respondents consider it to be a good thing for their country, while in Lithuania it is the lowest, at 42%, according to the results of the survey conducted in October.