One in five Serbians believes EU will fall apart after Brexit

One in five Serbians believes the EU will fall apart after Great Britain's exit, shows a survey conducted by the Belgrade-based Faktor Plus agency.

The survey, conducted among 1,200 respondents from 24 to 30 June, shows that 46% of them believe the EU will survive after Brexit.

Around 28% of Serbians do not have a clear answer about the future status of the EU.

Around 23% of Euro-optimists believe Serbia will join the EU on the condition it carries out reforms and solves political issues in relations with its neighbours and with European partners.

Thirty percent of them believe that Serbia will join the EU on the condition it carries out reforms and the EU and the USA opt for its admission "in order to strengthen their influence in this part of the world," the Politika daily reported, conveying the survey results.

In July 2015, 49% of Serbians were in favour of their country's accession to the EU, five percentage points more than in December 2015, shows a public opinion poll conducted by the Serbian government's office for European integration.

A Faktor Plus opinion poll about political parties' rating, conducted in June, shows that the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is still in the lead with 51.8% support, followed by the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), whose member is Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, with 10.1% support, and Vojislav Seselj's Serbian Radical Party (SRS), which has claimed the third place with 7.7% support.

Vucic remains the most popular politician, with 58% of Serbians supporting him, while 31% do not support his actions. Eleven percent said they were not interested in his work as a politician.

Last update: Fri, 01/07/2016 - 13:22

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