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HUNGARIANS SEE PROTECTION OF DEMOCRACY AS EP'S MAIN ROLE - EUROBAROMETER

 

A majority of Hungarians say the European Parliament’s primary responsibility is the protection of democracy and human rights, according to a fresh Eurobarometer survey released on Wednesday. Altogether 37% of Hungarians surveyed considered the protection of democracy to be the legislative body’s most important role, compared with the EU average of 38%. Fully 27% of Hungarians put the protection of human rights as the EP’s second most important responsibility, level with the EU average. A total of 22% of Hungarians said the EP should prioritise the protection of the rule of law. The survey also found that 60% of Hungarians support Hungary’s EU membership, which is 5%age points below the EU average. Altogether 46% of Hungarians said they had a positive view of the bloc compared with the EU average of 52%.