German voters want to keep the euro - but not to save it, poll finds


Almost half of all German voters believe the outright monetary transactions (OMT) introduced by the European Central Bank (ECB) last year to shore up the euro are illegal, and say upholding the rule of law is more important than saving Europe's common currency, according to a YouGov poll published today by German think-tank Open Europe.

By a margin of almost two to one (46% to 25%), respondents said the German constitutional court should rule against OMT in its ongoing court case "if the stabili

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