Majority of Europeans support Ukraine’s EU membership bid

Poland is most in favour of Ukraine becoming an EU member

Across ten European countries polled by ECFR, 57% said they are in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, while 19% opposed such a move.

Poland is most in favour of Ukraine becoming an EU member. Thus, 70% of the country’s respondents supported Ukraine’s EU accession.

Poles are followed by 69% in Portugal and Finland, and 66% in Sweden. A majority in Spain (58%) is also in favour. 

Germany and Italy displayed the most opposition to Ukraine’s EU membership bid

Almost one-third (32%) of those polled in Germany, and just over a quarter of French (26%) and Italian (28%) respondents oppose Ukraine’s EU accession.

However, the prevailing view in these three countries was still in support of Kyiv joining the bloc (48%, 47% and 46%, respectively). 

European Union leaders are due to announce, later this week, whether they will grant Ukraine EU candidate status.

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) commissioned the pan-European survey in Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden.

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