Globalisation fears are most acute in France, least in Britain
FEAR of globalisation is the most important factor in pushing European citizens towards populist right-wing parties and those fears are most acute in Austria and France, a survey by Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation showed on Wednesday. The study showed that 55 per cent of Austrians and 54 per cent of French view globalisation as a threat, the only countries surveyed in which a majority of respondents voiced that opinion. The results of the survey of 14,936 EU citizens could deepen concerns among mainstream parties in these countries ahead of a presidential run-off vote in Austria on Sunday and a French presidential…
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