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95% of Maltese believe it is important to partner with countries other than the EU to reduce poverty – survey



Respondents to the Eurobarometer survey in Malta are most positive about development assistance.

More than 9 out of 10 (95%) believe it is important to partner with countries outside the EU to reduce poverty around the world. This increased by 7 percentage points from November to December 2020, above the EU average of 89 percent.

In February and March 2022, Europeans were interviewed about their attitude towards development assistance. 528 Maltese were interviewed.

Malta’s respondents are some of the EU most likely to agree that poverty alleviation in partner countries should be one of the EU’s main priorities. More than 9 out of 10 (91% vs. 80% of the EU average) agreed, an increase of 13 percentage points, the largest recorded in any member state. Much fewer (64%) consider partner countries’ poverty efforts to be one of the country’s main priorities, an increase of 7 points since 2020, up 67% of the EU average. It is slightly below.

The survey also found that almost all Malta respondents (97%) consider it important for the EU to address climate change and its implications. In particular, it exceeds the EU average of 89%. This is a 7 point increase since 2020, the second largest increase recorded. Almost all Malta respondents believe it is important for the EU to donate the Covid-19 vaccine to partner countries (97% compared to the EU average of 86%).

In addition, according to a survey, about half (49%) of all Maltese respondents believe that the EU is now successful in promoting positive and sustainable changes in its commitment to climate change around the world. I am. This is well above the EU average of 39%. Maltese respondents are also most likely to believe that the EU has succeeded in driving positive and sustainable change around the world in its commitment to the Covid-19 pandemic (75% vs. EU average 49). %).

Health (46%), education (41%), peace and security (33%) are considered the most pressing challenges facing partner countries for the Maltese people. Respondents also tend to mention environmental protection and climate change (21%) or energy (13%) compared to November-December 2021.

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https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-06-20/local-news/95-of-Maltese-believe-it-important-to-partner-with-countries-outside-EU-to-reduce-poverty-survey-6736243866 95% of Maltese believe it is important to partner with countries other than the EU to reduce poverty – survey

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