The European Union’s Committee of the Regions has published a new Eurobarometer survey looking at the impact of local and regional government in the EU.

The survey shows that local government is the most trusted tier of government in the EU (50% trust), with the EU itself second (47%) and national governments some way behind in third (34%).

Interestingly for European democrats, most people didn’t think that the EU had a big impact on their lives:

9 % said they felt that Brussels influenced the way they lived. In sharp contrast, 38 % believe that regions and local authorities have a crucial role to play, while 43 % think that their national government has the most influence.

The full report can be read here.

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