Survey finds Europeans losing faith in EU

Belajar bahasa Inggris melalui dua berita BBC tentang pudarnya kepercayaan warga Eropa terhadap Uni Eropa dan kembalinya astronot Kanada ke Bumi.

Survey finds Europeans losing faith in EU

Image caption According to the survey, Europeans are losing faith in the Euro.

A major survey of attitudes in Europe suggests satisfaction with the European Union is at an all-time low.

The Washington-based Pew Research Centre spoke to more than 7,500 people in eight European countries in March.

Large majorities in France, Greece, Italy and Spain thought the Euro had weakened their economies, though paradoxically there was little support for reverting to national currencies.

The researchers found opinion in Britain towards the EU split down the middle.

Eropa kehilangan kepercayaan atas Uni Eropa, menurut survey

Survey besar-besaran atas sikap warga Eropa menunjukkan bahwa tingkat kepuasan terhadap Uni Eropa mencapai titik terendah sepanjang masa.

Pusat Penelitian Pew Washington berbicara dengan lebih 7.500 orang dari delapan negara Eropa pada bulan Maret.

Suara mayoritas dari Prancis, Yunani, Italia, dan Spanyol menganggap bahwa mata uang Euro menyebabkan perekonomian mereka melemah, walaupun sebaliknya hanya sedikit dukungan untuk kembali menggunakan mata uang nasional.

Para peneliti melihat bahwa opini di Inggris terhadap Uni Eropa terbagi dua.

Celebrated Canadian Astronaut back on Earth

Image caption Commander Chris Hadfield has returned to Earth.

The best-known astronaut of recent years has returned to earth after six months on the International Space Station.

Commander Chris Hadfield - from Canada - did not become famous for his scientific endeavours at the space station but for his use of social media.

He posted photographs of locations on earth that he passed over - attracting close to 900.000 online followers.

Then, before descending to earth, he posted a music video of him singing the hit song Space Oddity by David Bowie.

The video, which was edited on earth, showed the commander playing guitar in zero gravity.

Astronot terpopuler asal Kanada kembali ke Bumi

Astronot paling terkenal dalam beberapa tahun terakhir telah kembali ke Bumi setelah enam bulan di Stasiun Ruang Angkasa Internasional.

Komandan Chris Hadfield asal Kanada menjadi tenar bukan karena aktivitas ilmiahnya selama di ruang angkasa melainkan pemakaian jejaring sosial.

Ia mengunggah berbagai foto lokasi Bumi yang telah dilewatinya dan menarik hampir 900.000 pengikut online.

Kemudian, sebelum kembali ke Bumi, ia juga mengunggah video dirinya menyanyikan lagu terkenal dari musisi David Bowie yang berjudul Space Oddity.

Video yang diedit di Bumi menunjukkan sang komandan memainkan gitar tanpa gaya gravitasi.

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