Immigration concern higher in Malta than in any other EU country

57% of Maltese respondents in a Eurobarometer survey rated immigration as a main national concern, a higher percentage than in any other EU member state

Immigration is a more pressing concern in Malta than in any other EU member state, according to the most recent Eurobarometer survey.

57% of Maltese respondents rated immigration as a main national concern, way above the EU average of 18%. Immigration was also rated as the number-one concern in the UK (38%) and Germany (37%).

Also, 22% of Maltese respondents rated the environment, climate and energy issues as their main national concern, a higher percentage than in any other EU member state except for Denmark (28%) and Sweden (27%).

On the flipside, only 12% of Maltese respondents pinpointed unemployment as a main concern, a lower figure than in any other EU member state. Only 11% mentioned the economic situation, a lower percentage than in any other EU member state except for Germany (also 11%).

At 77%, support for the euro is also highest in Malta than in any other EU country except for Slovakia (79%). 85% of Maltese respondents also said that they feel like European citizens, a higher percentage than in any other EU country except for Luxembourg (89%). 

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