The French have had enough of their beloved EU. The organisation that kept the Germans in check and guaranteed French farmers riches for eternity is no longer loved. No details are passed on in the survey reported by Open Europe below, explaining why but surely it is a most significant day when even the French have had enough of ‘ever closer union’.
Le Figaro and Cevipof have undertaken a study on the changing attitudes of the French population towards the EU. The study emphasises that France and Greece have experienced the sharpest decline in confidence in the EU and also cites the Eurobarometer survey, in which only 49% of French people said that France being a member of the EU was a positive thing. In 1987, 74% said that it was a positive thing.