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Press release3 December 2021Representation in Cyprus

Eurobarometer: survey shows strong support for euro, SURE and Recovery and Resilience Facility

European Semester Autumn Package

Public support for the euro is strong and stable, according to the European Commission's latest Eurobarometer survey. A majority of respondents (78%) across the euro area believe the euro is good for the EU. Furthermore, 69% of them consider the euro positive for their own country. These results indicate the second highest support for the euro since the start of the annual surveys in 2002. This Eurobarometer survey was conducted among some 17,600 respondents from the 19 euro area Member States, between 25 October and 9 November 2021. The results also show strong support for the European instrument for temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in an emergency (SURE), with 82% of the respondents agreeing on the relevance of providing loans to help Member States keep people in employment. Likewise, financial support provided by the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) was positively perceived by 77% of the respondents. Finally, 65% of respondents were in favour of the abolition of one and two-cent coins through mandatory rounding of the final sum of purchases to the nearest five cents. The Eurobarometer survey is available here

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Publication date
3 December 2021
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Representation in Cyprus