Half of the young people in Macedonia are against EU membership, shows survey

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Only 24 percent or approximately every fourth citizen in Macedonia supports the constitutional amendments, while support for the EU has dropped by as much as 4 percent compared to last year. These are the results of two surveys by the Institute for Democracy SocietasCivilisin cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

The fall, according to the analysis of public opinion, is large, although still 60 percent, or approximately two thirds of the citizens support the EU perspective and consider the EU to be our biggest donor and ally. However, an additional 20 percent of citizens believe that membership of the Union is not important at all, while 12 percent are openly Eurosceptic.

Only half of young people aged 18 to 24 support EU membership. Also, 65 percent, that is, over two thirds of all respondents believe that the amendments to the Criminal Code were adopted to protect the political elites from past criminal acts.

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