The Czech Republic is unlikely to adopt the European Union’s common currency, the euro, in the next decade because it lacks the political will to make the change, central bank Governor Jiří Rusnok was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

The Czechs joined the EU in 2004 and committed to one day giving up its own currency, the crown, for the euro. But successive governments have put off setting a date for the change.

Asked at a conference on Wednesday if the country would join the eurozone in the next five to 10 years, Rusnok said, “If I had to … bet, I would say no. Generally, I do not see enough power and enough will,” he added in comments reported by Czech news agency CTK.

The euro has gained little support among Czech politicians, especially since the global financial crisis almost a decade ago. Former Finance Minister Andrej Babiš has said joining the euro would “bring nothing good”. His ANO political movement leads polls by a wide margin before an October parliamentary election, making him a frontrunner to lead the next

Former Finance Minister Andrej Babiš has said joining the euro would “bring nothing good”. His ANO political movement leads polls by a wide margin before an October parliamentary election, making him a frontrunner to lead the next government.

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