The crisis that the European Union is going through has put the theme of the environment aside. And yet, according to Eurobarometer, the majority of Europeans believe that protecting the environment is a more important goal than improving economic competitiveness.
The explanations of Nando Pagnoncelli from Ipsos Italy: "It is quite true that today in Europe, there is a strong concern for the development and for the revival of the economy. But it is also true that in the current phase of economic sluggishness, there is a strong demand for social protection. This translates into a demand for additional rights and a better quality of life. "
Greece, Slovenia and Poland ... In these three countries, for more than 90% of respondents, the environment is as important as economic and social policies. The European average is 85%, which means that it is a general concern.