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Almost half of young Europeans consider political reforms in their states necessary. Such data are contained in the results of the survey conducted by the TUI Foundation, which were published on Thursday, May 3. 45% of respondents expressed their opinion on possible political changes. The survey was conducted among young people from 16 to 26 years in seven EU countries – Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland and France.
At the same time, 28 percent of respondents want radical changes. In particular, only 5 percent of Greeks and 6 percent of Italians believe that the political system in their country is capable. In turn, more than a third of respondents in the political system in Germany are satisfied.
The best form of government is democracy
Over half of the participants (58 percent) called democracy the best form of government. Compared to the previous year, this indicator grew by 6 percentage points. According to the TUI poll, this view is especially popular in Greece, Spain and Germany.
The fight against terrorism and the protection of the environment
The most important task of the European Union, 44 percent of respondents called the fight against terrorism. In second place is the protection of the environment.
At the same time, 43 percent of the respondents in the FRG noted the importance of nature protection, and 38 percent of the importance of combating terrorism. Another third of German respondents consider the regulation of migration as an important task.
At the moment, the European Union "is experiencing the return of youth", – the chairman of board of trustees of fund TUI Thomas Ellerbeck (Thomas Ellerbeck) believes. At the same time, in less peaceful regions of the world they promote national isolation, Ellerbek notes.
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