Support for EU membership grows in candidate countries

Public support for enlargement has risen in Hungary and Poland in May, but remains weak in the Czech Republic, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Central European Opinion Research Group (CEORG).

According to the poll, conducted by CEORG in May 2002, 72.1 per cent of Hungarians and 62.1 Poles support EU membership. However, only 47.4 per cent Czechs are in favour of EU entry.

There are 9.5 per cent of opponents to EU membership in Hungary, 21.7 per cent in Poland, 27.3 per cent in the Czech Republic.

Support for EU entry has risen since the last poll conducted in March 2001 by seven per cent in Hungary and Poland, but by only two per cent in the Czech Republic.


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