aA
The latest Eurobarometer survey has shown that an overall majority of Lithuanians (92 percent) have a positive opinion about the impact of the European Union's (EU) regional policy projects on regional growth in the country. Lithuanians are also very optimistic about the EU's future, their new currency euro, and also feel increasingly more European.
Lithuanians among most optimistic about EU future
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

Looking at the EU's future, 74 percent of Lithuanians are positive about it, making it to the top 5 of the most optimistic nations in the union. Financial reasons for optimism are obvious: from 2014 to 2020, every Lithuanian will receive EUR 2,296 per capita from the EU's structural funds and every invested euro will bring EUR 1.97 of the nominal GDP in return.

The vast majority of Lithuania's residents (91 percent) believe that the EU's investments should be mostly directed to the health, science and education, and social welfare areas.

A new trend appeared in the latest survey: Europeans have pushed aside the economic situation problems and now consider immigration as the EU's most challenging problem. More than half of those surveyed in Estonia, Germany, and Malta believe that it is the number-one problem, while only 31 percent of Lithuanians have the same opinion.

The euro which was introduced in Lithuania this year has retained its popularity: over half of Lithuania's residents are happy with the common currency. 21 member-state of the EU28 are satisfied with the euro: Estonia, Slovakia, and Luxembourg top the list, while the British and Czechs have the worst opinion about the euro.

Europeans continue to believe that the biggest advantage of the EU is the free movement of persons, goods, and services among the member-states, the majority of surveyed Lithuanians also agree with it.

Eurobarometer surveyed nearly 32,000 residents of the Union, and more than 1,000 in Lithuania.

Elta EN
It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Veryga: extending lockdown will be proposed once again (1)

Lithuania’s Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga will propose extending the lockdown once again.

12 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday, 12 new COVID-19 cases were detected on Lithuania. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 1635...

R. van Voren. Getting ready for the next

It might seem premature to start a discussion about future pandemics , but in fact it is already...

7 new coronavirus cases

On Saturday, 7 new coronavirus cases were detected in Lithuania. Overall, Lithuania has 1623...

Preventive coronavirus testing strategy to be unveiled next week (3)

A strategy on how members of the public will be preventively tested for the coronavirus is now being...

Top news

Veryga: extending lockdown will be proposed once again (1)

Lithuania’s Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga will propose extending the lockdown once again.

One more flight to be resumed from Vilnius

Latvian airline airBaltic is resuming its Vilnius- Tallinn flights on Monday after the Lithuanian...

12 new coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday, 12 new COVID-19 cases were detected on Lithuania. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 1635...

Pandemic emptied cinemas: will they survive?

In an attempt to evaluate the long-term effects of Covid-19 on cinema operators, the law firm...

Head of opera theater estimates quarantine losses

Lithuania's National Opera and Ballet Theater has probably lost one million euros because of the...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina