Europe will not disintegrate: German poll survey

11th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

Most Germans believe the European Union will remain intact despite Britain's veto of a new European Union treaty aimed at rescuing the euro, a poll survey published Sunday showed.

Sixty percent of respondents voiced confidence that the EU isn't about to disintegrate with only 33 percent suggesting it will, according to the survey conducted for the Bild am Sonntag weekly.

However the British snub rattled several leading German politicians with Martin Schulz, the next president of the European Parliament, expressing dount in the weekly that "the United Kingdom will remain in the EU long term."

German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler said London will "realise sooner or later that our path towards a stable union is the best."

The survey of 1,000 people was conducted on Thursday and Friday.

© 2011 AFP

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