Romanians want the European Union to put more efforts for the stability of the economy, the reduction of corruption, public policy and education, according to a survey by the European Committee of the Regions.
Romania ranks third among the respondents’ focus on combating corruption and role of laws in the state behind Bulgaria and Slovakia.
“Romanians have additional confidence in the Union compared to other administrative levels. Partially, this is due to low level of confidence in the regional authorities, while the concerns regarding their country are linked to economic stability, education and domestic policy,” said the survey. Romanians are particularly concerned by corruption and the rule of law.
Respondents to the survey are enthusiastic regarding the EU, but in the same time feel disconnected from the EU. At Union level, the respondents said that they trust local and regional politicians more than the EU or national politicians.