On 12 May, the European Commission published the results of a special Eurobarometer survey named “Europeans 2014”. The survey, conducted in March in all 28 EU Member States, show a slow but stable trend of growing economic sentiment by the Europeans. But even though the number of those thinking that “the economic situation in the EU is bad” is decreasing, it still amount to almost two thirds of the survey participants. It is true, however, that deep differences exist between the Member States. Also, the expectations for the future are slightly more positive.
An interesting shift was recorded concerning another question. When asked if they have the impression that their voice matters in the EU, full 37% answered positively. Strikingly, it is the highest rise in 10 years, by 8 p.p. since the last Eurobarometer.
26th February 2018
9th March 2018