According to a new Eurobarometer survey of the European Parliament on ‘perceptions and expectations’, two thirds of EU citizens would like to see even stronger EU involvement in the promotion of democracy and peace in the world and approximately half (51%) consider current EU action to be insufficient. Although there are significant differences between Member States,
more intervention in the promotion of democracy and peace in the world is a predominant preference in all Member States apart from Bulgaria with only 44% support. Support for increased EU intervention is strongest in Cyprus (88%), Sweden (81%) and Malta (80%). Promotion of democracy and peace in the world is a policy area where there is an expectation gap between current and desired EU involvement.