Majority of Germans Believe They'd Be Better off without Euro

World | July 30, 2012, Monday // 11:18|  views

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A total of 51% of all Germans believe the country's economy would be better outside the 17-country Eurozone, according to a poll conducted for the Bild am Sonntag weekly.

29% of those surveyed reckoned that Germany would be worse off without the Euro.

71% of Germans want Greece to leave the Eurozone if it did not live up to its austerity promises, the poll also suggests.

Economy Minister Philipp Roesler told Bild am Sonntag there were "considerable doubts whether Greece is living up to its reform promises."

"The implementation (of the reforms) is faltering. There is still no functioning tax office. Also, almost nothing has happened in terms of the promised privatisation of public assets," Roesler commented, as cited by The Telegraph.

The Emnid research institute surveyed 500 people on July 26

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