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Majority of EU citizens positive about international trade

Nov 20, 2019 | News

(20 November 2019) – The results of a special Eurobarometer survey published today show that 60% of Europeans feel that they personally benefit from international trade, 16% more than 10 years ago at the time of the previous poll.

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The survey also revealed that 71% of respondents believe that the EU is more effective in defending their countries’ trade interests than these countries acting on their own.

Today’s report covers a whole range of aspects related to awareness, perceptions and attitudes of European citizens towards international trade.

According to the European Commission, the findings of the survey confirm a good match between the priorities formulated by EU citizens and those set out in the EU “Trade for All” strategy followed over the last five years.

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