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The European Union has lost popularity

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It turns out that many Europeans believe that the preservation of membership in the European Union if to whom it is beneficial, is Greece. But Germany and France some losses. Behind this, a clear German subtext is read: stop feeding the Greeks! And another subtext: enough to feed the migrants! According to the latest sociological polls, citizens of a number of countries see the EU as mostly flawed, not merits. However, not everyone thinks so. And about the special benefits for the Greeks, many doubt.

The European Union has lost popularity


Almost a third of the citizens of Germany and the same in France were in favor of the withdrawal of their countries from the European Union. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Institute of public opinion "YouGov" commissioned by the German publishing group "Handelsblatt".

As transmits "Deutsche Welle"The survey results show that only 54% Germans and 42% French would vote to maintain EU membership. And in the UK by about 40,% of respondents want to stay in the EU and want to leave the union.

The state that has the most benefit from EU membership, the majority of respondents from Germany, France, Denmark and Finland called Greece, which receives financial assistance.

But the overwhelming majority of respondents from Great Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, Finland and Sweden named their countries the most “suffering” from membership in the union.

However, not so simple. Let's look at the source - on the pages of the German newspaper «Handelsblatt».

We read the title of the article: “Wer profitiert von der EU am meisten? „Germany“! ”It turns out that the greatest“ profit ”from the EU is not from Greece at all, but from Germany itself.

How is that? And the whole thing in the counting of certain votes. When the discussion referred to the “greatest benefit” for Greece, it was pointed out that such an opinion was expressed by a part of the respondents from Germany, France, Denmark and Finland. With Germany in the first place, we note.

The article “Handelsblatt” deals mainly with the British (which is understandable: a vote on the subject of “Brexit” is coming).

And these same British, answering the question, which country is most profitable for the EU, gave the answer: Germany!

As for the United Kingdom itself, the respondents believe this is the kingdom, in the EU they rate it “badly”. So think 30% of the British. D. Cameron was never able to change this EU impression of Britain. And it is unlikely to change for the remaining weeks before the popular vote.

Many experts remind the publication, including the bigwigs of the business (Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao, Shell boss Ben van Burden), as well as major politicians starting from Barack Obama and international financial organizations like the IMF, and at the same time the Bank of England The UK is predicting negative consequences from Brexit, if only it takes place. The respondents interviewed by YouGov, in principle, share these concerns. In their opinion, the UK exit from the community “will cause a domino effect.” Most of the polled citizens of Great Britain, Germany, France and Sweden in the case of “Brexit” considered that other countries might come out of the EU.

The attitude towards the European Union is negative for many respondents. Only one in five Britons, for example, agreed that he recently "heard" something good about the EU. In Germany, such "heard" even less. In short, Brussels is not popular with European people.

Well, it’s necessary to note that the attitude towards Euro-Europeans among Euro-people is not something different, but even the opposite. What is connected just with the national differences of opinion on the present and the future.

Billboards at the British autobahn leading to Birmingham call, among other things, to “stop the German onslaught” (“Stoppt den deutschen Vorstoß!”). Of course, then follows the call to vote for the exit of the UK from the European Union.

Recall that at the end of May the National Statistical Service of the United Kingdom reported a record increase in the number of migrants - “historical maximum. "

"BBC" notes that last year the migration to Britain came very close to the historical maximum. This is stated in the report of the National Statistical Office, published a month before the referendum on leaving the EU.

The net increase in migration to the UK (the difference between the number of those who left the country and entered it at least for a year) increased last year to 333 thousand.

The net increase in migrants from the EU countries amounted to thousands of 184 (this is the very “record figure”).

The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Faraj, is outraged: after all, according to him, these data prove that immigration "has gotten out of control."

Outraged and former mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He said that voting in a referendum for Britain’s membership in the EU means forever saying goodbye to immigration control.

True, James Brokenshire, Minister for Migration Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the United Kingdom, assures opponents that the new conditions for Britain in the European Union, agreed by David Cameron, will close the "black moves" for migrants.

According to statistical calculations, 2015 thousands of EU citizens moved to Britain for at least a year in 270, and a thousand 264 moved a year earlier. That is, no such incredible “record” is seen. Moreover, statistical data show that the number of immigrants to Britain from other states has even decreased: 277 thousand in 2015 compared to 287 thousand in 2014 year. The increase in net migration growth is the result of a decrease in the number of emigrants (those who leave the country).

As a result, the accusations of the expressive Boris Johnson against David Cameron (the latter allegedly “forever gave [the European Union] control over the immigration system and the granting of refugee status”) look, to put it mildly, strained. And if we take the maximum, it is completely unfounded.

Analyst Dominic Kashiani (correspondent of the BBC television and radio company in British affairs) directly says that the data on the net increase in migration “slightly do not reach the record”. In his opinion, immigration is relatively stable, there are only changes that do not affect the population, namely the increase in the number of short-term migrants (by 110 thousand people, almost to 1,2 million people). This is because more and more people come to the country "for less than a year - for example, employees who come to work for a fixed-term contract in companies that are recruiting the best employees all over the world for the most competitive price." And here “some British people enter, who spend only part of the year in the country, and the rest of the time is somewhere under the sun”.

Recall supporters and opponents of the exit of Britain from the EU will vote in a referendum on June 23. Today, the main stumbling block for debaters is precisely the issue of immigration. According to various opinion polls, the views of British citizens about In or Out are now divided roughly in half.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 7 June 2016 06: 41
    +3
    Here are those times, it can’t be .... why is this a prominent europa gouging on laws and documents, which she herself invented? Ali forgot, bought horseradish, have to eat. And this is not the last saga about European Mowgli, I hope ...
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 7 June 2016 08: 47
      +1
      Maybe in Greece it’s bad, but in Switzerland the issue of mandatory social payments to all citizens without exception is discussed in the amount of about 2 thousand bucks a month, regardless of whether they work or not (including children). The same mood exists in some other EU member states. And this is during the working week of 3-4 days. The question is, where did they get that kind of money without their oil, gas and diamonds? Or, why are millions of migrants rushing there to risk their lives under the guise of refugees? I’m far from an EU apologist, but still? winked
      1. kotvov
        kotvov 7 June 2016 10: 26
        +3
        and in Switzerland the issue of mandatory social benefits is being discussed,
        no longer discussed. and then, ask about the cost of living there.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 7 June 2016 11: 27
        +1
        "The question is, where did they get that kind of money without their oil, gas and diamonds?" ////

        Work well. Good - doesn’t mean many hours, good - means
        efficiently, not in the bin. It is called - high labor productivity
      3. Anglorussian
        Anglorussian 7 June 2016 19: 34
        0
        Where in the European Union is a working week of 3-4 days?
        is that kind of money without its oil, gas and diamonds?
        Cars, machines, medicines, but the grub in the end is all money and considerable.
      4. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 8 June 2016 00: 07
        0
        Switzerland is not a member of the EU.
  2. inkass_98
    inkass_98 7 June 2016 07: 02
    +4
    The circus itself will begin at that distant moment when Ruina, Georgia (do they somehow side with Europe?) And Turkey will join the European Union, and there will be no one but them and Romania and Poland as a "regional leader". The Baltic States will naturally die out, and the rest will scatter so as not to "feed Greece" laughing .
    1. aba
      aba 7 June 2016 07: 20
      +2
      Turkey will join the European Union,

      Here, like in a fairy tale about Nasreddin: "In twenty years, either the donkey will die, or the emir will die, or I will die!"
    2. Finches
      Finches 7 June 2016 07: 45
      +2
      Europe all the time of its existence passes through any kind of European Union: the Great Roman Empire, the Empire of Napoleon, the Third Reich ... and all this is followed by one way-decay! This is historically predetermined ....
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 8 June 2016 00: 09
        0
        Probably, one should not compare the Roman Empire, which existed for centuries, with the Napoleonic empire and Hitler Germany.
  3. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 7 June 2016 07: 06
    +6
    Germany proposed to build a financial pyramid, the Europeans pecked, not realizing that the founder was the winner. Read the Earring of Mavrodi and do not play thimbles - the ball is not there!
  4. Stinger
    Stinger 7 June 2016 07: 37
    0
    The United States of Europe does not work. But Ilyich warned!
  5. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 7 June 2016 07: 38
    +1
    For us, these are positive trends. Let Western geeks try on the role of spiders in the bank.
    Sunflower seeds are in store, we watch the vile show further.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 7 June 2016 07: 50
    +1
    The EU .. will live .. only amendments to the governing documents should be accepted .. it should be excluded for not worthy behavior .. introduce a reward system .. Accept at the request of the EU, so you don’t want to go there ... and you were accepted ... smile
  7. 96423lom
    96423lom 7 June 2016 09: 44
    -1
    The EU is another not a successful US project, enslaving one is easier than 28. But the EU is drowning and when it is covered with a copper basin, it will not seem to anyone.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 June 2016 11: 39
      +2
      On the contrary.
      The Euro currency is a direct competitor to the dominance of the dollar.
      Separately conduct business with each of the European countries
      it was much easier for the States. But - they’ve got used to it already, adapted.
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    3. vlad_vlad
      vlad_vlad 7 June 2016 14: 29
      +3
      Hello to all the funeral women of Europe!

      Please inform me on time when we finally have the grants, otherwise I’m afraid I will miss the moment, I won’t notice.

      On the other hand, I note that we are decaying here thoroughly, for a very long time. Often this decay is similar to development, but I understand that I am mistaken. Soon, the whole world will forget about Mercedes, Porsche, Adidas and ThyssenKrupp and then we will be hosted by a thread who is hungry.
      1. EvgNik
        EvgNik 7 June 2016 16: 41
        +1
        Quote: vlad_vlad
        and then let us hunger someone thread let it shelter.

        Yes, you at least shelter Ukraine, and you promised hell knows that, and then left it. No need to bustle, your brainchild - take yourself under the wing.
        1. Anglorussian
          Anglorussian 7 June 2016 19: 55
          +2
          promised hell knows that, and then threw
          And nobody really did nothing to them, with reference to dates. They have promised themselves and still believe. I regularly review the evolution of their worldview on the censor. They gathered in the Eurozone in January 2015 to join in on a full series.
      2. Anglorussian
        Anglorussian 7 June 2016 19: 38
        +1
        Please inform me on time when we finally have the grants, otherwise I’m afraid I will miss the moment, I won’t notice.
        This will happen after the eruption of a supervolcano in a distant national park. On Thursday, after a little rainfall. When a strange whistle is heard from the mountain.
      3. vanavatny
        vanavatny 7 June 2016 20: 56
        0
        Quote: vlad_vlad
        Hello to all the funeral women of Europe!

        Please inform me on time when we finally have the grants, otherwise I’m afraid I will miss the moment, I won’t notice.

        On the other hand, I note that we are decaying here thoroughly, for a very long time. Often this decay is similar to development, but I understand that I am mistaken. Soon, the whole world will forget about Mercedes, Porsche, Adidas and ThyssenKrupp and then we will be hosted by a thread who is hungry.

        the globe told me that in Europe there is someone else besides Germany
  8. Lord blacwood
    Lord blacwood 7 June 2016 17: 29
    +1
    A referendum on leaving the EU means that not everything is in order. Or the British want to beat out favorable conditions for membership.