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Hungarians see Russia sanctions triggering European economic decline

Fully 83 percent of Hungarians agree with the view that EU sanctions against Russia would result in Europe's precipitous economic decline next year, according to a survey by the Szazadveg Foundation.

The think-tank’s interviews of 1,000 people released on Friday suggested that only 13 percent of Hungarians do not expect sanctions to mar Europe’s economy.

Some 68 percent of people expressed an poor opinion of the European Union’s punitive measures against Russia, while 25 percent found them effective, Szazadveg said.

Fully 79 percent agreed with the statement that Brussels’ existing sanctions on energy and planned further sanctions could play a major role in the steep rise in fuel and energy prices and inflation, Szazadveg added.


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