BERLIN, April 22 Polish Prime Minister Donald
Tusk said on Monday he wanted his country to join the euro "as
soon as possible" although a majority of his compatriots had
concerns about such a step because of the euro zone debt crisis.
Adopting the euro has been a central goal for Tusk since
coming to power in 2007 but he recently signalled that he was
ready to back a referendum on the issue, which could complicate
the plan to join the common currency.
"A majority of the population has concerns based on what is
happening in the euro zone," Tusk said in Berlin, where he was
attending a book launch with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a
close ally on the European political stage.