The Belgrade EU Info Center said on Monday that more than half the population of Serbia wants the country to become a European Union member state.
It quoted a poll by the Ninamedia agency for the EU Delegation in Serbia which showed that 52.3 percent of the polled want to join the Union while 32.6 percent are opposed. Another 8.4 percent said they would abstain from any vote on membership, 6.2 percent said they don’t know and 0.5 percent refused to answer.
According to the Ninamedia poll, more than two thirds of the population aged 18 to 29 want the country to join the EU.
More than 40 percent of the polled said they didn’t know that the EU is Serbia’s biggest donor but most of them know that the Union is Serbia’s most important trade and investment partner, taking precedence over China, Russia, the US and Turkey.
The press release quoted EU Delegation chief Sem Fabrizi who said the poll results are very encouraging.