Confidence in the euro plunges

Confidence in the euro among Dutch consumers has plunged to 32%, according to a new poll for television current affairs show EenVandaag. In September 2012, 43% had confidence in the European currency.


Two thirds of the 13,000 people polled said they are concerned about the consequences of the euro crisis for the Netherlands.

In the light of events in Cyprus, six out of 10 support the decision by Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem and the Eurogroup to pass on more risk to banks, shareholders and major savers.

And half of those polled think people with more than €100,000 in savings should contribute to the cost of rescuing their bank.

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