Majority of Europeans expect EU to collapse in 20 years: Poll

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Of the 14 countries polled by YouGov, it was only in Sweden (44 per cent), Denmark (41 per cent) and Spain (40 per cent) that the proportion predicting implosion dipped below a majority.

BRUSSELS: A majority of Europeans believe that the EU is likely to collapse within 20 years, despite record support for the bloc, according to a new poll.

The YouGov poll published on Wednesday showed that in France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Greece, the Czech Republic and Poland, a majority of the people surveyed thought European Union disintegration was a “realistic possibility”, the Guardian reported.

The figures are particularly stark in France, where President Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche party is trailing behind Marine Le Pen’s EU-bashing Rassemblement National (RN) in the polls for next week’s European elections.