The Graphic Truth: How do EU citizens feel about the bloc?
The European Union has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with EU member states recording some of the highest per capita death rates globally. The economic toll has also been felt acutely throughout the bloc, particularly in tourism-dependent countries like Greece, Spain and Italy. To weather the COVID storm, EU states have been heavily reliant on Brussels to dole out economic relief and procure vaccines. So, 15 months later, how are EU citizens feeling about the future of the EU project? We take a look at the five most optimistic and pessimistic member states. (Hint: if you've been reading Signal, the results won't shock you that much.)