Over two-thirds of people polled in Luxembourg want to scrap 1 and 2 cent coins in the eurozone, according to a poll.
The Eurobarometer flash opinion poll (473) on the euro currency published on 21 November found that 69% of respondents in Luxembourg would be happy to drop copper coins altogether from circulation. This proportion was slightly higher than support across the EU, which averaged 64%.
The question offered as an alternative that shops round the final sum of purchase up or down to the nearest 0 or 5 cents.
Luxembourg respondents were considerably more positive about the euro than the eurozone average, with 80% of respondents saying it had been good for the country, compared with 64% across the EU and 82% saying it was good for the EU, compared to 74% of EU respondents.
Around two thirds of Luxembourg respondents said the euro made travelling easier and cheaper, compared to half across the EU.
Meanwhile, two-thirds of Luxembourg respondents said there should be more coordination of economic and budgetary policy in the euro area, down from 69% across the EU.