IRI: 68 percent of Macedonians are in favor of joining the EU

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If a referendum were to be held today on the question of whether they would support the country’s accession to the EU, 68 percent of the citizens of Macedonia would answer in the affirmative, according to the public opinion poll of the International Republican Institute – IRI, conducted in the countries of the Western Balkans in the period between February 2 and March 5.

A total of 68 percent of Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens are also in favor of their country’s membership in the EU, while that support is strongest in Albania – 92 percent. In Serbia, according to the survey, 40 percent of the citizens would give a positive answer to such a referendum.

:There is a strong desire throughout the Balkans to strengthen ties with Western economies and to join the EU. This broad support shows that people from across the region believe that EU integration can help achieve sustainable prosperity,” said the Europe Regional Director at International Republican Institute (IRI) Paul McCarthy.

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