25.2% of the Romanian population agrees to Roexit, according to a recent research
One out of four Romanians adopts the idea of decomposition of UE and agrees with an eventuality of Roexit for a better future in Romania. The question regarding the perseverance of Romania in UE is present in the mind of numerous Romanians. Should Romania leave the EU? One out of four Romanians adopts the idea of decomposition of UE and agrees with an eventuality of Roexit for a better future in Romania. The question regarding the perseverance of Romania in UE is present in the mind of numerous Romanians. Should Romania leave the EU?
This is the conclusion of an opinion poll conducted by Inscop, one of the most prestigious Romanian institutes, during January 11-18, 2022.
Romania’s EU exit: a win or a loss?
As Valahia News mentioned, even though most Romanians reject the prospect of a Roexit, a study done by Inscop Research in collaboration with Verified at the initiative of Strategic Thinking Group found that more than 25% of Romanians want Romania to leave the EU.
Looking back on Romania’s position in the EU and examining the Union’s consequences for economic and social life, 40.8% of Romanians polled provided a negative response, claiming that its membership in the EU had brought its disadvantages.
The role of the EU in the country’s economy
Asked if Romania should leave the EU, 29.4% of Romanians answered in the affirmative, claiming that Romania’s situation outside the EU would be better from an economic point of view.
Do EU rules please Romanians?
The overwhelming majority of Romanians surveyed (68.4%) feel that the EU’s rules harm Romania’s interests and that Romania must defend its national interests even when it disagrees with EU standards.
Given the growth of nationalism among Romanians, the percentage of people who believe the EU impacts Romanian interests is unsurprising. While the AUR (Alliance for the Unification of All Romanians) is a nationalist party, its leaders have never stated that Roexit is their goal. Many Romanians, however, conflate nationalism with the desire to leave the EU.
Romania in Schengen area
Asked, „Why do you think that Romania has not yet been admitted to the Schengen area, the free movement zone in the European Union, without border controls, although most agree with the accession of our country? „50.8% claim that the reason is the problematic economic situation of the country, while 42.1% of the population consider that Romania did not meet all the employment criteria.
Romanians’ desire to leave the country
The percentage of Romanians who would prefer to live and work in the country has increased to 77.7%, indicating that the flood of Romanian emigration is slowing.
The high emigration rate resulted in a significant labour shortage in the area. As a result, the government authorized 100,000 working licenses for foreigners outside the EU for the first time to fill the vacuum and assist entrepreneurs.
Multinational or Romanian company?
69.9% of the Romanians interviewed state that they prefer to work in a Romanian company in Romania, while only 26% choose to work in a multinational company in Romania.
The quality of the products from the Romanian market
71.8% believe that foreign companies on the Romanian market sell inferior products in terms of quality compared to products they sell in other countries. 24% disagree.
Is the Great Union with the Republic of Moldova still a viable option?
When it comes to the Union of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, 74.5% of respondents want the idea of a Greater Romania to become a reality, while 21.1% are opposed. On the other hand, according to the most recent opinion polls in Moldova, only 30% of Moldovans favour unification with Romania.
According to Valahia News, the findings of this INSCOP study demonstrate the spirit and rise of the nationalist movement when it comes to West vs East. More Romanians, inspired by the nationalist nature, are struggling against Western influences detrimental to Romania’s condition, particularly during the epidemic years.