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Continued strong support for the EU - but concern for the future

europeans generally believe that EU membership is good for their homeland. 61% say so, according to the latest Eurobarometer, a public opinion poll made by the

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Continued strong support for the EU - but concern for the future

europeans generally believe that EU membership is good for their homeland. 61% say so, according to the latest Eurobarometer, a public opinion poll made by the european Parliament. Only 10 percent believe that membership is a bad thing.

But the differences within the union are vast. Sweden belongs to one of the five countries in north west Europe, where over 75 percent of respondents believe that membership is a good thing. The most dissatisfied are in the Uk, Italy and Greece.

the EU considers over half of the residents that the development will not go in the right direction, either in the EU or in their home country. In particular, in France and Greece, this view is widespread.

Only 28 percent of the almost 28.000 respondents believe that the EU is moving in the right direction.

the Swedes are slightly less negative than the EU average. The most positive view of the future inhabitants of the Baltic states, Portugal, and Malta.

lists the Eurobarometer survey on which issues voters consider most important. For Swedish voters will environmentalism in the top. Other important issues are: human rights, how the EU should operate in the future, combat terrorism, immigration and the economy.

For the EU27 (excluding the Uk) is the economy and growth and to combat youth unemployment most important. The two issues are now more priority than immigration, which was regarded as the most important in the Eurobarometer which came in september of last year. The fourth ports of the environmental issue.

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