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Almost half of Latvians believe that the EU needs its own army

Apr 2, 2024

In Latvia, 48% of respondents agree that the European Union should create its own army.

These are the results of a survey conducted by SKDS, a research company commissioned by Delfi.

In the survey, 17% of respondents confirmed the need to create an EU army, while 31% of respondents believe that it is rather necessary.


18% of respondents were unable to answer the question of whether the EU should create its own army, while 21% said it was rather unnecessary and 12% said it was definitely not necessary.

Consistent with the choice of respondents in the European Parliament elections, supporters of the Green and Peasants' Union (FDP) expressed the greatest support for the creation of an EU army, with 88% supporting the idea of an army, and only 9% answering negatively, while 4% of respondents found it difficult to answer.

The survey was conducted from 18 to 21 March, with 1,505 Latvian citizens aged 18 and over taking part.

Author - Olena Madiak, 02/04/2024

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