About: public opinion

Refugee crisis: Easy solutions cause big problems?

Immigration policies often miss that migration is not only a matter of managing an influx of people. A social complexity perspective contributes to a more systemic view, write Dr. Wander Jager and Rocco Paolillo.
EU Priorities 2020 14-05-2009

The European Commission 2004-09: A Politically Weakened Institution?

The European Commission has been "politically weakened" under President José Manuel Barroso's stewardship, suggests a European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN) report compiled by national experts from 25 EU member states.
EU Priorities 2020 22-04-2008

Mending Relations: America’s Image in Europe

With US presidential elections looming, it is necessary to manage the expectation of change in US foreign policy to heal the transatlantic rift, says John Glenn of the German Marshall Fund of the US in a March 2008 paper, using the 2007 Transatlantic Trends survey to gather opinions on both sides of the Atlantic.
Central Europe 09-05-2007

European public’s views on Turkey’s EU accession.

With both EU governments and citizens deeply divided over the issue of Turkey’s EU accession, this CEPS paper  takes an in-depth look at attitudes towards Turkey, examining the key elements in determining support for and against EU membership.
Public Affairs 04-04-2006

Analysis: ‘Europe in Dialogue’ – the EU communication policy

The 15th issue of “EU-Nachrichten”, published by the German representation of the EU Commission, deals with the white paper on a European communication policy presented by the Commission on 1 February 2006.   Concentrating on Germany and German actors, this issue presents examples of and proposals for the debate.   The complete version of this publication is available in German.
Climate change 18-04-2003

EU accession: sentiment ranges between confidence and uncertainty

All the potential new members will conduct a referendum on accession. Depending on the country, the referenda are either more or less "public opinion surveys" or binding on parliament. In most cases, the citizens of these countries see EU membership in a positive light.
Enlargement 20-06-2002

Public opinion in the EU15 about enlargement

Public opinion in the EU15 about enlargement Progress in the enlargement negotiations will be measured once again at the Seville summit next 22-23 June. As to the 31 chapters under negotiation, the end of the Spanish presidency appears being rather...
Enlargement 05-07-2001

Scrutiny of the accession process – after the progress report and the Nice summit

The Nice summit and the publication of the progress report by the commission cast a new light on the two main aspects of the enlargement process, the EU’s readiness for enlargement and the candidates’ preparations. The results of the Nice...
Enlargement 01-04-2001

Public opinion – stumbling block for enlargement?

The EU summit in Nice made it abundantly clear that enlargement is a highly sensitive political issue. But in Nice, only one thorny issue connected with enlargement, the question of institutional reform, was settled – and not necessarily for the...