The discontent of EU citizens with the Union has been growing fast over the past decade, and has doubled since 2012. Democracy has started translating this dissatisfaction into new political realities via the ballot box. Often, it seems that dissatisfaction with the Union is coming from underdeveloped regions of the EU, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, we have also seen a rise of parties opposed to EU integration across the continent.
EURACTIV takes a closer look a what the geography of EU discontent is, what a regional analysis of the citizens’ dissatisfaction can reveal about the places that are most anti-EU and what the EU can do.