Bare majority of Dutch entrepreneurs wish for euro – survey

A survey of 1,300 Dutch entrepreneurs and business leaders has found just a bare majority, 52%, wish to maintain use of the euro as is, with others favouring developments such as northern European membership only for the single currency.

The survey, conducted on behalf of Dutch news provider Z24, also found considerable support for a Dutch exit from the eurozone, with or without Germany.

Coming ahead of the mid-September general election, the survey also found that Mark Rutte, leader of the VVD party is a clear favourite among this constituent to become the country’s next prime minister.

Hans Wijers, former CEO of Akzo Nobel and a prominent in the D66 party is the second most preferred choice.

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