Almost a third of Germans support the plan of the leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz on the “United States”, and his proposal is sympathetic to a similar percentage of the French, while support for this idea varies widely across the continent, according to the poll published today.
Schulz, formerly European Parliament President, proposed earlier this month to draft a constitutional agreement to turn the European Union into a “United States of America” by 2025.
According to a public opinion poll conducted by the British online company JuGov (YouGov) on the eve of Catholic Christmas, 30 percent of German respondents said they supported the idea of ”United States”, making Germany the country that provides the greatest support to the Schulz Plan among seven European countries, reports portal Politics.
French respondents also support Schulz’s proposal in a rather high percentage – 28% of them voted for.
On the other hand, Britain, which will leave the EU in March 2019, supports the idea at least, with only 10 percent of British respondents claiming to agree with the Schulc plan.
Scandinavian survey participants – from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway – are slightly more enthusiastic, with 12 to 13 percent favoring the proposal of Šulc.
When Šulc published his plan on the “United States of America” at the SPD party affair, he said that as soon as it was drafted, the draft constitutional treaty would be “presented to member states and those who oppose it would simply leave the EU.”