The COVID-19 pandemic has made Europeans unsure who they can depend on with only two percent currently viewing the US as a”useful” ally about topics of international importance, a significant new survey has discovered.
In general, approximately two-thirds of individuals polled from the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) at Denmark (71 percent ), Portugal (70 percent ), France (68 percent ), Germany (65 percent ) and Spain (64 percent ), said their understanding of the US was becoming increasingly damaging.
The corrosion in hope towards Washington is very pronounced in France and Germany, both nations in the center of EU policymaking, the ECFR flagged in its most recent report.
Forty-six percent of French respondents and 42 percent of Germans said their perspectives of the US had worsened”much” as a consequence of the pandemic — the greatest outcomes one of the nine-member countries surveyed which also contained Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, and Sweden.
The health crisis has also improved the Europeans’ negativity towards China. In each country polled, pub Bulgaria, greater proportions reported raising negativity instead of positivity.
“In eight surveyed states, the share of respondents that have embraced a negative opinion of China from the last year has improved by a factor of two and a factor of 10,” the report says.
It has led economists to think that the health catastrophe ought to push the bloc to accept a more unified response to international threats.
“Europeans have accepted the truth that Trump’s America Isn’t necessarily a buddy to Europe at a time of need,” the report says
“Therefore, if managed carefully, Europeans’ present harm could grow in service for a larger global role for the EU.
“It could be helpful for European voters when the EU arose from the catastrophe as a more powerful global celebrity — one which supplied not only a helpful framework for practical cooperation between nations but also formed the global arrangement in accord with European interests and values,” it adds.