Brussels urges new states to promote euro as public support drops

With fresh figures showing that public support for the euro is on the decrease in new member states, the European Commission on Friday urged governments to step up efforts to explain the EU currency’s benefits.

European monetary affairs commissioner Joaquin Almunia told journalists on Friday (4 November) that those countries aiming to adopt the euro in 2007 and 2008 should "step up their information campaigns" in the light of citizens' uneasiness with the euro.

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