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Public Expectations

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Public opinion and EU action on economic policy and taxation: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, Economic policy has recently been a matter of some concern to all European citizens, with the consequences of the economic crisis hitting hard. In order to test the public mood concerning economic policy and the fight against tax fraud, the European Parliament recently commissioned a Eurobarometer survey on EU action, including … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU action on industrial policy, energy supply and security: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, The European Parliament, the only directly elected EU institution, recently commissioned a Eurobarometer survey to gauge citizens’ attitudes to EU action in a range of policy fields, including industry, energy supply and energy security. Although industrial policy appears to be a low priority for citizens, ensuring a secure supply of energy … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU action on the environment, and agriculture: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, As over half of EU territory is rural, the vitality of the European countryside is a subject close to citizens’ hearts. The twin objectives of protecting the environment and promoting EU agriculture are thus high on the EU political agenda. A recent Eurobarometer survey demonstrates that citizens have a largely positive … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU action on social protection: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, Following the financial crisis, fears for the levels of social protection for EU citizens in the areas of health and social security, employment, and equality were at the forefront of much of the debate leading up to the recent United Kingdom EU referendum. Published in the wake of the British vote … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU action on migration and border management: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, EU action on migration and the subsequent pressures on the Schengen area of free movement is of great interest to European citizens. The European Parliament, the only directly elected EU institution, recently commissioned a Eurobarometer survey to find out how citizens perceived EU action on migration and border management. Identifying the … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU security: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, Security and the fight against terrorism have been headline news for many months now, with terrorist attacks on European soil bringing security policy to the forefront of EU citizens’ minds. A recent Eurobarometer survey looked at the perceptions and expectations of Europeans regarding EU action on security and defence matters, including … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU foreign policies: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson, A recent Eurobarometer survey looked at the perceptions and expectations of Europeans regarding EU action, including the foreign policy, and global promotion of democracy and peace policy fields. The survey, commissioned for the only directly elected European Union institution, the European Parliament, identifies the gaps between citizens’ expectations and EU performance … Continue reading

Public opinion and EU policies: exploring the expectations gap

Written by Clare Ferguson with Alina Dobreva and Eva-Maria Poptcheva, Public opinion is key in any representative democracy, and none more so than the only directly elected European Union institution, the European Parliament. Commissioned for the European Parliament, and published shortly after the United Kingdom referendum vote to leave the European Union, a special Eurobarometer … Continue reading

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