Monday, May 02, 2005

Europeans Rate Environment As Important As Economy

Environmental policy is equally important to economic policy for 85% of European Union citizens, according to a new survey issued this week in Brussels, the capital of Europe. Even more, 88% of them, think environmental concerns must be taken into account by politicians when they formulate economic policy, the poll found.
The Eurobarometer survey updates a 2002 poll, and incorporates for the first time views in the ten new member states of the 25-country trading block.
The areas of greatest concern to the European public are water pollution, man-made disasters such as oil spills,
climate change and air pollution.

  • European Commission Press Release