Germans just as angry with EU as Brits, unhappy with tackling of refugee crisis – poll


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RT – June 10, 2016
As the possibility of a Brexit looms, a new poll has found that Germans are just as unhappy with the EU as the British. The survey found that 48 percent of Germans have an unfavorable attitude towards the bloc.

The level of unhappy residents matches up exactly with the number of disgruntled Brits, who will take part in an EU referendum on June 23 to decide on a potential ‘Brexit.’

The poll also found that support for the European Union has dramatically dropped in Germany over the last 12 years, from 58 percent in 2004 to 50 percent at the time of the survey.

Euroscepticism: The EU’s new normal


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– June 9, 2016

If euroscepticism was just a British disease and the UK voting to leave the Union on 23 June was the solution – as Liberation correspondent Jean Quatremer suggested in a recent article – then the EU’s dwindling band of cheerleaders could sleep comfortably in the knowledge that the anti-European contagion was containable.

Unfortunately for them, British hostility towards the EU has already spread across a continent where euroscepticism is now the new normal.