Hungarians increasingly dissatisfied with EU-membership
Monday, August 1, 2005, 11:44
According to a new survey fewer Hungarians are satisfied with EU membership than six months ago, but Hungarians still have confidence in the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission, a new survey by Eurobarometer prepared between May 9 and June 14 showed. The proportion of Hungarians who are satisfied with EU membership fell by 7 percentage points to 42 % in six months, making Hungarians the fourth most Euro-sceptical nation after the Maltese, the Austrians and the British. The survey shows that mainly the old member states consider that their membership of the European Union is beneficial. At the same time, 71 % of Hungarians trust the European Parliament as against the EU average of 52 % and 65 % of Hungarians trust the European Commission as against the EU average of 46%. In addition, 78 % of
Hungarians support the EU constitution and 66 % support further expansion of the EU.