STEM: support for euro lowest in five years

A survey carried out by the polling agency STEM suggests that 70% of Czechs are opposed to adopting the common European currency, the lowest level of support in the last five years. STEM says it believes the numbers are influenced by recent reports that the stability of the euro has been jeopardised by the indebtedness of certain EU states. 48% of respondents said they believed the European Union itself was going in the right direction, and 51% of those were in favour of adopting the euro.