16.06.2017 | EU nations want border controls, trade deals and referendums to leave... but won't follow Brexit
Source - The Telegraph
The majority of the public in the European Union want their governments to have more control over trade and immigration policy, a major new survey on EU attitudes has found.
The findings in the annual Pew Research Centre survey show that the desire to ‘take back control’ that drove Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last year is widely shared across the 28-member bloc.
However, EU leaders fretting over the prospect of Brexit causing a domino effect will be reassured by clear findings that no other EU nation is close to wanting to vote to leave.
The annual Pew survey of ten leading EU nations, covering 80% of EU population and 84% of EU economy, also revealed clear splits in the bloc over migration and austerity as well as fears of rising German influence after the UK leaves in March 2019.