Even by Eurobarometer’s unexacting standards, the EU is become ever less popular and the constitution is considered unnecessary by most Europeans. The number of people who think that EU membership is a good thing:
Finland (36%), the UK (33%), Austria (31%) and Latvia (29%)Just one third in the UK. As for the constitution:
Belgians show the most faith in an EU constitution being beneficial for Europe at 36 percent while Estonians and Latvians are the least inclined to believe this (12%)The best that they could achieve was only one third, in solidly pro Belgium. It just goes to show what a good debate about the EU leads to. No wonder they have tried to stop it for so long. Not all the news is good however:
Six in ten citizens favouring harmonization of the bloc's welfare systems, mainly in central and eastern Europe, such as Poland (86%), Latvia (82%) and Hungary (81%)Things could get even worse for us, if the commission tries to deliver on that wish.