Spain most popular location for European workers

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19 February 2007, MADRID — Spain is now the most popular destination for Europeans thinking of working abroad, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

19 February 2007

MADRID — Spain is now the most popular destination for Europeans thinking of working abroad, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

The poll, published by the Financial Times and Harris, found Spain was a country at ease with itself.

The people are relaxed about immigration and are the most optimistic citizens of any major European country that their lives are getting better.

The poll on attitudes to migration also confirms the gloom hanging over France, with 73 percent of its people convinced life in their country is getting worse.

The survey suggests the French would rather wait at home for the mood to pass, the paper reports.

Only 23 percent of citizens would consider working in another European country, by the far the lowest.

The poll of 6,561 adults in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the US offers an insight into the factors pushing and pulling migration in Europe, and the extent to which it is seen as a political problem.

The survey found that while the UK is second only to Spain as a preferred work destination, British citizens have become more hostile than anyone else in western Europe to immigration from the EU.

Almost half – 47 percent – of Britons said immigration was having a “negative impact” on their economy.

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19 February 2007

MADRID — Spain is now the most popular destination for Europeans thinking of working abroad, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

The poll, published by the Financial Times and Harris, found Spain was a country at ease with itself.

The people are relaxed about immigration and are the most optimistic citizens of any major European country that their lives are getting better.

The poll on attitudes to migration also confirms the gloom hanging over France, with 73 percent of its people convinced life in their country is getting worse.

The survey suggests the French would rather wait at home for the mood to pass, the paper reports.

Only 23 percent of citizens would consider working in another European country, by the far the lowest.

The poll of 6,561 adults in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the US offers an insight into the factors pushing and pulling migration in Europe, and the extent to which it is seen as a political problem.

The survey found that while the UK is second only to Spain as a preferred work destination, British citizens have become more hostile than anyone else in western Europe to immigration from the EU.

Almost half – 47 percent – of Britons said immigration was having a “negative impact” on their economy.

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Subject: Spanish news

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