Monday, 19 May 2008

Most Germans want the D-Mark back again

Ten years after the decision to introduce the euro, the Germans still hanker after their beloved deutsche Mark. One German out of two continues to think in terms of D-Marks, while an online poll showed 65 per cent wanting the old national currency back again. As prices rise in Germany as elsewhere, nostalgia for the old stable German currency is stronger than ever.

A poll conducted by the Federal Association of German Banks, however, finds that only 34 per cent of Germans want the D-Mark back again. Many Germans blamed the euro for price rises when it was introduced in 2001. [Die Welt, 2 Mai 2008]

---- An excerpt from John Laughland's Intelligence Digest. For a free e-mail subscription to the Intelligence Digest, please click here ----

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