The people of Lithuania believe that the most unfriendly States that pose the greatest threat are Russia and Belarus, and support the country’s membership in the EU.
These are the results of a survey conducted by the center for the study of public opinion and market Vilmorus for the Lithuanian foreign Ministry, reports Delfi.
According to the survey, two-thirds of residents (65%) support Lithuania’s membership in the EU expressed against 12% of respondents. The highest level of support among young people, students and people and respondents with higher education.
As the most unfriendly Lithuania the state, representing a threat, the majority of respondents called Russia (64%). Second place was taken by Belarus (20%). For the year negative rating increased by 7% (over a third).
The respondents consider that Lithuania needs to work actively with Latvia (67%), Poland (65%), Estonia (62%), more than half of respondents (59%) indicated and Germany.
A representative public opinion poll was conducted in the period from 2 to 10 December 2016, were interviewed 1002 resident aged 18 years and older.
We will remind, the official Vilnius in 2017 for the first time will allocate 3.6 million euros for the construction of a wall on the border with the Kaliningrad oblast of the Russian Federation.
“These funds should be sufficient for the construction of the fence. Near it will be mounted in a modernized system for border surveillance, which means will be found next year”, – said the head of the interior Ministry of Lithuania Eimutis Misunas.