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Migration and other Concerns of Europeans

options life by the Drama. The European election should become a Referendum on Migration. So at least the Plan of Hungary Viktor Orban, in Italy Matteo Salvini, or France's Marine Le Pen. However, unlike the 2015 immigration is now the dominant theme. The Concerns of the Europeans are more diverse and, depending on the member state.

a comprehensive study indicates that, from the British survey Institute Yougov on behalf of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). The populists tried the choice to make a decision to do battle for the "heart of Europe", says Mark Leonard, Director of the think tank. The Pro-Europeans should not accept the "Framing" of the anti-European parties. Depending on the member state, the voters employees ' climate change, the threat of trade wars, the rising house prices or corruption.

In all the member States studied, although clear majorities in favour of the external borders of the EU need to be better protected. The impression of loss of Control at the peak of the refugee crisis of 2015 has triggered a rethink. The governments have of late, but responded. The freedom to travel in the Schengen area can only be preserved if the EU has control over their Outside, is the consensus today, and much has been improved. In the next few years, the member States should increase the available staff of the border Agency Frontex on 10'000.

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The irregular border crossings and asylum applications are back to the level before the crisis. Accordingly, Migration is no longer able in many member States, the two most important priorities. From the Netherlands to Romania, the rising cost of living, exploding prices, or unemployment is the main concern. Also for the Spaniards, the Italians, the fight against unemployment would have higher priority than the Migration.

In many countries of southern and Eastern Europe, the emigration is for the respondents at the same time, a bigger Problem than immigration. In Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, the population has declined since the fall of the Iron curtain. From Italy to Hungary or Romania, often well-qualified youth with the feet to match against the policy of their national elites.

Radical Islamism as the main threat to Europe

The European election is the decision between sovereignists and Proeuropäern highly stylized. In Germany, Austria or Poland, many Respondents see the new nationalism in Europe, and the Migration as the main Problem. In Poland, at the same time saw Russia as the biggest threat to Europe. Greeks, Italians, Hungarians, Slovaks, Spaniards, and Romanians see the corruption of their authorities as a major Problem. The EU is seen as an ally in the confrontation with the national elites.

The study, based on 14'000 respondents in 14 member States, not as a result of the black-and-white image, the populists draw. The result invites a nuanced analysis. A majority seems to stand behind a policy of exclusion towards irregular Migration, such as that represented today, almost all of the government parties. In addition, the cross seen by the member States of the radical Islamism as the main threat to Europe. This is a confirmation for populists, who like to make the Amalgam between immigration and terrorist threat. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 02.05.2019, 20:19 PM

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