Maltese want more Europe on migration, less on taxes

The Maltese are more likely than other EU citizens to expect a more united Europe on migration issues but are less likely to agree with greater harmonisation of economic and tax policies.
While 80% of the Maltese think that there should be a more collective decision-making in Europe on immigration, only 38% of the Maltese that there should be more collective decision-making on economic policy and taxation.
The Maltese are the most likely in Europe to agree with more European action on migration. The least likely to agree with the Maltese on the need for more Europe on migration are the Finns (35%) and the British (37%).
Only 59% of respondents in all EU member states think that there should be more collective decision-making on migration while 48% agree with more collective decision-making on economic policy and taxation. The Belgians (60%) and the Portuguese (68%) are the most likely to agree with co-decision making on taxes and economic policy (69%), while the Swedes (21%), the Finns (28%) and the British (30%) are the least likely to agree.
69% of the Maltese – compared to 72% of EU respondents – agree that there should be more co-decision making on environmental issues.
This emerges from a recently published Eurobarometer survey conducted among 500 27,739 EU respondents, which included 500 from Malta.
Moreover, while 46% of EU respondents favour the creation of a European arm, only 36% of Maltese respondents agree. 50% of the Maltese are opposed to the idea.
67% of the Maltese favour the direct election of the President of the EU Commission. The same opinion was expressed by 69% of EU respondents.

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