Only 25% of Irish citizens would currently vote in favour of the Lisbon Treaty about to be signed by EU leaders on 13 December, according to a recent poll, which also showed many voters still need to make up their minds ahead of a referendum on the new EU treaty.
With the European Commission set to publish its annual progress report on Turkey's progress towards EU accession on 6 November, Turks themselves appear to be increasingly distrustful of the EU executive's enlargement policy. Turkish Secretary General for EU Affairs Mustafa Oguz Demiralp spoke to EURACTIV Turkey in an interview.
A recent poll shows that Europeans are in favour of stronger engagement in foreign policy by the EU and share concerns with US citizens on climate change, energy dependence and international terrorism.
Some 66% of Europeans - and 69% of Poles - want a Constitution to be adopted, according to a Eurobarometer survey, published hours before a decisive Brussels summit. However, British citizens remain highly critical of the EU.
EU citizens recognise the need for more political leadership in the Union and think Angela Merkel, José Manuel Barroso or the Euro Group are most likely to provide it, according to a TNS poll published ahead of the June European Summit in Brussels.
In 24 out of 27 countries, a majority of public opinion believes that the EU plays a constructive role in the world, with most saying that they would like the EU to be more influential than the US, according to the findings of a BBC World Service poll.
At a stakeholder conference in Madrid on 27 October, Commission Vice-President Margot Wallström underlined the need for more public-opinion research. She advocated the establishment of a new independent observatory for European Public Opinion.
A new survey presented by EURACTIV and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) raise a debate on the relationship of EU actors and the media. The poll and subsequent discussions show that there is still room for improvement.
EU citizens got more supportive of the Union in spring 2006, but opposition against further enlargement continues to grow. Finland, the current EU Presidency, remains one of the most sceptical countries.
A comparative study of public opinion in the current and future EU Member States, released by the Commission on 22 July, confirms that Western and Eastern Europe largely differ in their attitudes to the US.
A new Eurobarometer opinion poll, released on 17
June, showed that a large majority of EU citizens want to keep
at least one Commissioner per Member State and also back the
idea of an EU Foreign Minister.
The world's political leaders may be divided over the Iraq crisis, but public opinion across the European continent appears to be firmly opposed to a US-led war to disarm Iraq, recent poll findings reveal.
A recently released Eurobarometer survey confirms a high level of support for EU membership in the candidate countries, trust in the EU, despite low levels of self-perceived knowledge, and strong support for the euro and an EU Constitution.