Half of young Greeks will not vote for MEPs

Young Greeks are less interested in European politics and less likely to vote in next May’s European Parliament elections than their peers in the other 27 EU members states, the latest Eurobarometer poll suggests.

Thirty percent of Greeks under the age of 30 said they were not interested in the elections or the political debate on a European level, while just 53 percent said they would cast votes next year.

This compares to 18 percent of young people being disinterested as an EU average and 64 percent saying they will vote.

The main reason for young Greeks not voting is that they think their choice will not change anything (74 percent).