The champions of Euroscepticism? Austria’s citizens and the EU

Auel, Katrin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2292-9596 (2018) The champions of Euroscepticism? Austria’s citizens and the EU. Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), TEPSA policy brief, 8 p.

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Austria has long been among the EU member states with the highest level of Euroscepticism in the population, and after the UK referendum, the possibility of an Öxit haunted the national and European media. Yet a large majority of Austrians have no – and never had a – desire to leave the EU. They are pragmatic Europeans, who have little love for the remote and complicated Union, but recognise the benefits of membership. Responsible for the difficult relationship is not only the Eurosceptic FPÖ; the pro-European parties have also done little to bring the EU closer to their citizens.

Item Type: Discussion/ Working Paper (Unspecified)
Research Units: European Governance and Public Finance
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2018 07:57
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 09:29
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/4758

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