EPRS Admin By / October 8, 2018

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Support for greater EU financial means, by group

Graph 2: Support for greater EU financial means, by group

The overall support for greater EU financial means has increased by almost 5 percentage points during the period covered by the surveys. The EU average support for greater financial means was 32 % in 2005, 36 % in 2011 and 37 % in 2015. In 2011, the strongest support for increased EU financial means was recorded in Cyprus (63 %), Greece (58 %), Hungary and Poland (53 % in each); and the lowest support in Denmark (16 %) and the UK (22 %). In 2005, the strongest support was registered again in Cyprus (61 %) and Greece (59 %), and also in Malta (57 %). At that point, Cyprus and Malta had just joined the EU the previous year. The lowest support for greater EU financial means in 2005 was in Sweden (17 %) and Denmark (21 %).
The trend of increased support for greater EU financial means is almost replicated by net beneficiary and net contributor countries, although with average lower levels for the group of contributor countries (see Graph 2). However, the changes of support for greater EU financial means over time at Member State level are neither unidirectional, nor of similar intensity.


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