One in five Serbians believes EU will fall apart after Brexit

One in five Serbians believes the EU will fall apart after Great Britain's exit, shows a survey conducted by the Belgrade-based Faktor Plus agency.

The survey, conducted among 1,200 respondents from 24 to 30 June, shows that 46% of them believe the EU will survive after Brexit.

Around 28% of Serbians do not have a clear answer about the future status of the EU.

Around 23% of Euro-optimists believe Serbia will join the EU on the condition it carries out reforms and solves political issues in relations with its neighbours and with European partners.

Thirty percent of them believe that Serbia will join the EU on the condition it carries out reforms and the EU and the USA opt for its admission "in order to strengthen their influence in this part of the world," the Politika daily reported, conveying the survey results.

In July 2015, 49% of Serbians were in favour of their country's accession to the EU, five percentage points more than in December 2015, shows a public opinion poll conducted by the Serbian government's office for European integration.

A Faktor Plus opinion poll about political parties' rating, conducted in June, shows that the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is still in the lead with 51.8% support, followed by the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS), whose member is Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, with 10.1% support, and Vojislav Seselj's Serbian Radical Party (SRS), which has claimed the third place with 7.7% support.

Vucic remains the most popular politician, with 58% of Serbians supporting him, while 31% do not support his actions. Eleven percent said they were not interested in his work as a politician.

Last update: Fri, 01/07/2016 - 13:22

More from Balkan

Nikolic, Vucic to attend Brussels talks on relaxing Serbia-Kosovo ties

The Serbia-Kosovo negotiations on the normalisation of the relations between those two neighbouring countries will...

Serbia to receive additional EUR 4mn from EU for migrants

Serbia will receive an additional EUR 4 million in aid for migrants, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and...

Bank of China opens Belgrade branch

The Bank of China formally opened its branch in Belgrade on Saturday, which is expected to provide an additional...

Slovenian interior minister says Geneva convention outdated

Slovenia will not let others run its asylum policy and mange its borders, and the Geneva convention on refugees is...

Bosnia bothered by question if Serb entity's PM and Dodik wife were at Trump inauguration?

The prime minister in the Serb-populated entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljka Cvijanovic, and the entity...