Austria could long be counted on as a euro-enthusiast, but no longer. Last December’s Eurobarometer showed that Austria is one of the EU’s most Eurosceptic countries, even though over 66% voted in 1994 to join the EU. Over one-third (36%) of the people polled now have a “negative” view of the EU, more than the UK’s 32% and surpassed only by Greece and Cyprus. Yet at the same time, Austrians rank at the top (73%) in terms of
“feeling European as citizens”. How can we make sense of this apparent contradiction?
Read the whole article, written by Alexander Klimburg on the website of Europe’s World.