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The majority of Hungarians see migration, the fight against terrorism and unemployment as the most important issues of the 2019 European parliamentary elections, a new survey by Eurobarometer shows.

Fully 60 percent of Hungarians said that migration was the most important issue of the campaign, followed by the fight against terrorism (47 percent), the protection of the EU’s external borders (43 percent) and unemployment (40 percent), the survey published on Wednesday shows.

Fully 61 percent of Hungarians think the country’s EU membership is “a good thing”, up by 5 percentage points from last year and up 14 percentage points since 2016, the report said.

Half of Hungarian respondents felt their voice counted in the EU, an 11 percentage point rise since 2017.

“With one year to go to the European elections in May 2019, the latest Parliament Eurobarometer survey confirms citizens’ steadily growing support for and favourability of the European Union,” the report said.

Almost a third of respondents already today know the date of the European elections in 2019, it said, and 49 percent of EU citizens and 51 percent of Hungarians regard the vote as important, it added.

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Source: MTI

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