The proportion of Europeans who believe that the energy crisis in the EU is partly the result of the European Commission’s “misguided energy policy” has increased, according to a Europe Project survey conducted by the Századvég Foundation.
While 75 percent of the adult population who answered in January 2022 blamed Brussels, by December this figure had risen to 79 percent.
The results of the pre-war survey already showed that the European Commission’s argument – that it needs to step up its previous energy policy efforts – does not match the opinion of European citizens. The dissatisfaction of Europeans has been exacerbated by Brussels’ sanctions policy and the resulting increases in prices, the press release explains.
According to the survey, Greeks (86 percent), Croats (86 percent), and Germans (85 percent) are the most likely to blame Brussels, with Austria and Italy not far behind. 65 percent of Hungarians agree that the EU is partly responsible for the energy crisis.
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