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Half of europeans are in fear of EU collapse

If the EU-the debate appears to be polarized according to a new opinion poll among europeans share the same tendency.

”Politics in Europe today is about emotions as much as ideas”, says the european think tank European council of foreign relations (ECFR), which is located behind the measurement of EU-citizens ' vision of the union.

forked. The proportion of citizens like the EU is the largest recorded since the beginning of the 1990s. Two-thirds say in the EUROPEAN commission's latest eurobarometer that they have positive feelings for the union. But in ECFR's new survey fear at the same time, a majority, that the EU could collapse within 10-20 years.

In France, the proportion who think that a collapse is entirely possible 58 per cent. In Italy, the 57 per cent. The only one of the 14 participating member states where fewer than half fear a collapse is Spain (40%).

would be tråkigast to lose if the union falls together dominate the answers with the freedom of movement to do. More than one-third of respondents indicating the ability to trade freely across borders, to move freely across borders and to be able to work and study in different member states.

However, the lift only 18 per cent until the defense of democracy and the rule of law as the greatest loss, and 15 percent, sets common rules for the protection of workers, consumers and the environment.

Those who do not think that it would be any loss at all – which can be interpreted as those who are opposed to the EU constitute only 8 percent of the respondents.

somewhat shockingly, a large proportion, especially among the young, people actually think that war is possible between the member states in the world's most successful peace project.

In the Netherlands and in Romania mean 51% of those between 18 and 24 that war within the EUROPEAN union is possible within ten years. In France, the corresponding figure is 46 per cent. In the population at large are the units in these countries, 38, 31 and 35 per cent.

In Sweden, the proportion who believe that war is possible, greater in the general population, 29 percent, than among the young, where it is 27 per cent.

at Least concern for the war in Denmark, where 17% of all and 22% of young people have the concern. There is, however, the proportion of krigsoroliga highest in the age groups 25-34 years (26 per cent).

in Addition, among young voters, you can see that it is among those who vote for far-right political parties such as the French Rassemblement national (formerly national Front), the Hungarian Jobbik and the Greek Golden dawn as the concern for war is greatest.

on the occasion of the forthcoming EUROPEAN elections, where the campaign in many countries is characterized by the stories from the right-wing populist and other parties that question the value of the EU. So writes the ECFR:

”the Battle for Europe comes to the power over the story about the future – whose story will win, what will the role of the political system to play in it and what are the conditions to engage in it? In this context, the elections to the european Parliament will be crucial.”

the Measurement has been carried out at the end of march and beginning of april of opinionsmätningsföretaget Yougov on behalf of the ECFR in the following 14 member states: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the Czech republic and Austria.

It has been the 1,000 interviewees in all countries except Sweden (2.000), Denmark (1.400), Greece (500) and Slovak republic (500).

A delmätning published in april was about what the main threats to Europe today.

Read more: deep mistrust of the political system for the EUROPEAN elections

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