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EurActiv.com - Crisis 'not helping' Eurosceptics gain consensus | EU - European Information on EU Elections 09
The global economic crisis, which has severely hit Central and Eastern Europe, does not appear to have strengthened the positions of various extremist and Eurosceptic political groups there, shows a round-up by EurActiv's network in the region.

With just ten weeks to go until the EU elections, and despite numerous problems caused by the economic recession and its associated capital outflow, the political landscape in Central and Eastern European countries depicts a stagnant if not downward trend in support for the region's extreme-right, extreme-left, nationalist and anti-European forces.

After five years of EU membership, support for Eurosceptics in Poland - the biggest EU country in Central and Eastern Europe - has noticeably fallen. In Romania, the region's second-largest country, recent elections kept the extremists out of the national parliament  (EurActiv 15/12/08).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Mar 28th, 2009 at 04:57:55 PM EST
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