The vast majority of Cypriots seems to be pessimistic about the economy of Cyprus, according to the findings of the latest Eurobarometer survey.
An overwhelming 97% of Cypriots say the present condition of the Cypriot economy is bad, which is the highest percentage among the 28 EU member states after Greece (98%), and much higher than the EU average (68%).
Only 27% of Cypriots said that they see their personal job situation as good, the second lowest rate after the Greeks (22%), while in the rate in the EU28 was 54%.
Regarding the current situation of employment in Cyprus, 92% consider it to be bad. The percentage in Greece is 99%, while the European average is 78%.
In all, 77% of Cypriots said that the most important issue facing Cyprus right now is unemployment (+5% from the Spring 2013 survey) and 74% said that it was the economic situation.
As regards expectations from the EU, the majority of Cypriots (50%) as well as the EU citizens (47%) expect that the EU will help to improve the economy and to combat the crisis.
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