Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Brussels, 10 June 2022

Today the Commission published its annual Flash Eurobarometer on the introduction of the euro in the Member States which have not yet adopted the common currency. The study was carried out between April 20 and 29, 2022 in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Sweden.

The new survey shows broad support for the euro: on average, 60% of respondents said they were in favor of the introduction of the single currency. The most favorable opinions on adoption come from Romania (77% in favor) and Hungary (69%), while the least favorable are those from Bulgaria and the Czech Republic (44% in both cases) and Sweden (45%).

More than half of respondents believe that the introduction of the common currency would have positive consequences for their country (55%). However, 56% of people who took part in the survey also think that the introduction of the euro will cause prices to rise.

Furthermore, the results of the survey show that the citizens of the Member States which do not yet belong to the euro zone are more aware of this subject than before: 53% of those questioned consider themselves informed about the euro, against 51% last year and 44% in 2015. The full Flash Eurobarometer is available here.

Source – EU Commission