Eurobarometer: Nine in ten Romanians say the economy is bad

Newsroom 27/07/2012 | 14:24

Nine in ten Romanians and 71 percent of the Europeans believe that the situation of the economy is bad, while 8 percent of Romanians and 27 percent of Europeans see it good, shows and Eurobarometer published by the European Commission on Friday.

The study states that 100 percent of the Greeks, 99 percent of the Spanish, 97 percent of the Portuguese and 96 percent of the Irish have judged their economies as bad. Only 15 percent of the citizens of Sweden and Luxembourg think the same, along with two in ten Germans.

The most important issues facing Romania at present are the economic situation and unemployment, according to 45 percent and 33 percent of respondents, while 33 percent named the rising prices and the inflation as concern.

The report shows that 42 percent of Romanians and 60 percent of the Europeans think the worst impact of the economic crisis on the job market is still to come.

The European Union is the best able to tackle the effects of the financial and economic crisis, according to 21 percent of Europeans. The National government and the IMF are mentioned by 21 percent and 15 percent of respondents.

Furthermore, 40 percent of the Europeans think the EU is heading in the right direction to exit the crisis, while 31 percent think the opposite.

More than half of Europeans support a European economic and monetary, while 63 percent of respondents in the Euro zone support the single currency.

The Eurobarometer was carried out between May 12 – 27 and had a sample of 32,728 respondents in the EU 27 countries and candidate members.

Ovidiu Posirca

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