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Economic situation is EU citizens’ top concern

Oct 23, 2020 | News

(23 October 2020) – In the new Eurobarometer survey released today, European citizens identify the economic situation, the state of public finances and immigration as the three top concerns at EU level.

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The economic situation is also the main concern at national level, followed by health and unemployment.

In a troubled period marked by the coronavirus pandemic, trust in the EU remains stable and Europeans trust the EU to make the right decisions in response to the pandemic in the future.

In the new Eurobarometer conducted in July and August, concern about the economic situation is reflected in the perception of the current state of the economy.

64% of Europeans think that the situation is ‘bad’ and 42% of Europeans think that their country’s economy will recover from the adverse effects of the coronavirus outbreak ‘in 2023 or later’.

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