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More than half of Europeans believe that the EU could collapse within the next 10-20 years. This result showed a survey conducted by the European Council on foreign relations (ECFR), reports The Guardian.
The number of survey participants responded that the collapse of the block by 2040 “very likely” or “quite likely” exceeded 50 percent in France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Greece, Czech Republic and Poland.
Most of the respondents with this view — 66 percent — was in Slovakia. In second place is France with 58 percent. Almost the same indicators in Romania, Poland and Italy.
The organizers of the study interviewed people from 14 countries, representatives of which occupy 80 percent of seats in the European Parliament. Of these, only three countries — Sweden, Denmark and Spain, less than half of those who consider the collapse of the bloc likely.
May 9, former Polish President Lech Walesa said in an interview that the EU is torn by the contradictions between the countries, and it is easier to eliminate and to create anew, than to try to develop in its current form.
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