Monday, December 31, 2007

The EU Gains in Popularity

By Andrew Duff, MEP
Published: December 30 2007 18:06 Last updated: December 30 2007 18:06

Cheering news from Brussels. According to the most recent Eurobarometer poll, the European Union is popular again. 58 per cent evince overall support for the EU, the highest level since 1994. (Unsurprisingly, the UK, at 34 per cent, registers lowest.)

The EU is credited with making a positive contribution in the two policy areas that are identified as being top priorities: immigration and fighting crime. When asked which policies should best be dealt with at the European rather than the national level, citizens are increasingly in favour of using the EU.

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