Almost nine in ten Poles want to stay in EU: survey
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Eighty-eight percent of Poles support their country’s membership of the European Union, a survey has found.
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Only five percent of Poles want their country to quit the bloc in a “Polexit”, according to a survey by pollster CBOS cited by the wyborcza.pl website.
Among the four countries in the Visegrad group, Poles most strongly support close integration in the EU, wyborcza.pl reported.
The CBOS survey was conducted in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The four countries together form the Visegrad group, which aims to boost regional cooperation.
Warsaw is locked in a number of conflicts with the EU.
Brussels has accused Warsaw of breaking EU laws, including habitat and birds directives, by logging in the protected primaeval Białowieża forest in north-east Poland.
The European Commission has also launched a rule-of-law case against Poland, following sweeping changes to the Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw shortly after the conservative Law and Justice party won elections in late 2015.
Poland has also refused to take part in a EU plan to resettle African and Middle Eastern migrants from camps in Italy and Greece, arguing that the programme did not solve the problem at its origin, and was a threat to security.