Europeans see the EU as a protective umbrella in times of globalisation

Right-wing conservative parties are mobilizing votes throughout Europe with their criticism of globalization and the EU; centrist parties cannot agree about how best to respond to this policy of rejection. The current edition of eupinions, a survey published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, shows what Europeans think about globalization and the role the EU should play. For many Europeans a policy of isolation and nationalism is not an appropriate response to the challenges of globalization. They expect European policy to deal above all with questions of security and migration.

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