Irish most optimistic about the future of the EU

Irish people are the most likely to be optimistic for the future of the European Union at 80%, ahead of Luxembourg at 72%, according to the newly released Standard Autumn Eurobarometer poll. On average 57% of Europeans were optimistic about the future of the EU with optimism levels lowest in the UK (44%) and Greece (37%). The survey also shows that Irish people were the most likely to have a positive image of the EU at 59% while people in Greece were the least (23%). The EU average was 40%.

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