European youth thinks EU is a burden and a threat

MANY young Europeans are unhappy with the European Union and some believe it will soon cease to exist.

An
opinion poll carried out between January 30 and February 4, comes as EU
leaders haggle over a new constitution for the bloc, which plunged into
crisis when French and Dutch voters rejected the original text in 2005.

Germany, which holds the rotating EU presidency, hopes to broker a way forward when leaders meet on June 21-22.

The Eurobarometer poll said: “40 per cent of young adults state that
it (EU) means an excess of bureaucracy and a waste of time and money.”

Just over a third of people aged between 15-30 see the EU as a threat to cultural identity and diversity, the poll said.

Looking forward 10 years, 13 per cent believe the bloc will no
longer exist, while almost 40 per cent said the EU will have more
social problems such as unemployment and strikes.

(source)

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