Around 60 percent of EU citizens said in a survey on behalf of the European Union that they did not feel they were represented by “mainstream parties”.
At least 52 percent of Germans also believe that established parties are not interested in them, according to a study by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which was published on Wednesday.
Differences became apparent in income levels. Some 73 percent of respondents with a lower level of education, unemployed and low-income workers felt neglected by established parties and politicians, while 45 percent of EU citizens, on the other hand, who stated that they made good or very good earnings agreed. “Sometimes the lack of trust is blatant,” FRA boss Michael O’Flaherty warned.
This also applies to the judiciary. Around 29 percent of the participants took the view that judges could work “only now and then” without political influence. In Germany, 40…
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