Germans don't love the euro

Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel

In a recent poll by Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation, some 65% of German believe they would be better off if the country had not adopted the euro. The same poll revealed that just 36% of French citizens think France should have stayed with the French franc.

When the euro came into existence in the late 1990s, Germany's deutschmark was a very strong currency. The strength of the currency made German products quite expensive to import.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%

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