Government fails to win support for quick euro adoption from opposition
The Polish prime minister says he has failed to win support for a quick euro adoption from the country's main opposition party, the Associated Press reported.
Donald Tusk wants the country to switch to the euro in 2012, hoping that would help the country weather the global financial crisis. The switch, however, requires a constitutional change that can't be passed without support from the main opposition party, Law and Justice.
Tusk said Monday that Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski told him that his party will not back the 2012 goal.
After a meeting with Kaczynski, Tusk told reporters that Law and Justice, which is known for its Euro-skepticism, wants to give up the Polish zloty for the euro at a later time.
Tusk heads Civic Platform, a pro-EU and business-friendly party.