EU facing revolt: Poll finds mass support for member parliaments to REJECT Brussels orders

Saturday, August 19, 2017
By Paul Martin

TWO-THIRDS of voters in eight key European Union countries believe their national parliaments should be handed the power to reject Brussels diktats, a shock poll reveals.

Sat, Aug 19, 2017

A majority of people surveyed in major member states including Germany, France and Italy believe eurocrats’ powers to force laws on them should be significantly restrained.

However, at the same time many indicate they are prepared to accept further integration of the bloc including handing the EU more powers over migration, defence and their economies.

The results, which will be cautiously welcomed in Brussels, come in a massive survey carried out by the German think tank Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) published yesterday.

However, that support comes with the significant caveat that most people want to see their national parliaments handed the power to veto EU regulations that are not in their interest.

The researchers interviewed people in Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and the Czech Republic for the biennial survey, which was last carried out in 2015.

Their dossier shows that the number of people who view EU membership as an opportunity rather than a burden has grown over the last two years as the bloc begins to emerge from its long recession.

In just two countries – the Czech Republic and Italy – do people feel the disadvantages of EU membership outweigh the advantages. But equally in only three – Germany, Slovakia and Spain – do more than 50 per cent feel the opposite.

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