Lugansk Media CentrePublished: Lugansk Media Centre. 29.09.2016.

Eurosceptics win power in Europe and the tendency might contribute to restoration of peace in Donbass, said German journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter, currently in Lugansk to observe LPR primaries.

The support for Euro criticism grows across Europe, he said.

«We see it in France, where Marine Le Pen (the National Front party leader) is probably going to win the presidentials. Euroscepticism grows across Austria. Despite several postponements of the presidential elections there it is obvious the next president will be a Euro sceptic,» Ochsenreiter believes.

«In Germany anti-EUs gain voters support. Earlier chancellor Angela Merkel’s party enjoyed wide support and attracted about 40 percent of votes, today Merkel and her party struggle to gain at least 20 percent in Eastern Germany,» the observer said.

«It means the following thing for Donbass. There is a party over there — Alternative for Germany, there are several legislators who are interested to stop the war in Donbass. Most probably winning Euroscepticism means peace for Donbass,» he emphasized.

Euroscepticism is criticism or negative attitude towards European integration and EU as its manifestation. Euroscepticism as a term emerged in 1971 among British opponents of the country’s EU membership. With the lapse of time it has seen significant influxes in popular support. Apart from protesting EU integrational processes eurosceptics argue against common currency EURO, Euro Constitution, reject superstate and federalization.

Commonly the adherents stand for national interests and their country sovereignty. There can be considered to be two different types of Eurosceptic thought, which differ in the extent to which adherents reject European integration and in their reasons for doing so.

Eurosceptic movement manifested itself most notably  through the United Kingdom’s European Union membership referendum 2016, that resulted in an overall vote to leave the EU, by 51.9% on a national turnout.