MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The euro replaced the Deutsche Mark as the German currency in 2002.
"Many people in Germany believe that life was easier with DM. Euro makes many things more expensive but salaries remained unchanged. Export oriented economy and industries and not regular Germans benefit from the euro currency," Nau said.
The eurozone consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
Earlier on Tuesday, a new poll conducted by ICM Research exclusively for Sputnik revealed that almost 40 percent of Germans polled would like to return to their former national currency, the Deutsche Mark (DM).