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Romania, second bottom EU state economically speaking

Romania is the second bottom EU member state from an economic point of view ahead of Greece only, and one of the least influential state in Europe, as the top position is held by Germany, according to the Ipsos European Pulse survey, reports Mediafax. Thus, 38 percent of the citizens in 12 European states believe Greece has the lowest economy in the EU, followed by Romania, with 10 percent of the respondents indicating it, then Bulgaria and Lithuania with 4 percent each. Romania is also third bottom in point of influence in the EU, with 7 percent, after Malta (10 percent) and Greece (8 percent), behind Croatia (5 percent), Estonia (3 percent), Bulgaria (3 percent) and Hungary (2 percent). Croatia has been a EU member state since 2013. Two thirds of respondents believe Germany is top influential state in Europe, followed way behind by the UK with 7 percent. Also, 60 percent of Europeans believe Germany has the strongest economy in Europe, followed by the UK (7 percent), Sweden (4 percent) and Luxembourg (3 percent).

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