All ques­tions refer to the position/assessment of the respec­tive country’s gov­ern­ment, oppo­si­tion, polit­i­cal par­ties, media, and pub­lic opin­ion.

1. Euroscepticism

1.1 Euroscepticism and European Parliament elections: Member States

  • What are the key top­ics in the elec­toral cam­paign and what role do the EU-wide fron­trun­ners play?
  • Does euroscep­ti­cism play a role in your country’s elec­toral cam­paign? And if so, how?
  • What are the expla­na­tions for the out­come and the turnout?

1.2 Euroscepticism and European Parliament elections: Candidate Countries

  • How are the elec­toral cam­paigns for the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment elec­tions dis­cussed in your coun­try?
  • Does euroscep­ti­cism play a role in your coun­try? And if so, how?
  • How are out­come and turnout of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment elec­tions eval­u­at­ed in your coun­try?

2. The EU’s Neighbourhood (Member States & Candidate Countries)

  • What are dom­i­nant views in your coun­try on future rela­tions with Rus­sia?
  • How do the events in Ukraine affect the views in your coun­try on EU rela­tions with East­ern Part­ner­ship coun­tries?
  • How is Turkey’s EU mem­ber­ship per­spec­tive cur­rent­ly eval­u­at­ed in your coun­try?

3. Power relations in the EU (Member States & Candidate Countries)

  • How is Germany’s role in the EU per­ceived in your coun­try?
  • What are dom­i­nant per­spec­tives in your coun­try on the ‚aus­ter­i­ty vs. growth’ debate and what are pre­ferred reform options at the Euro­pean lev­el?
  • How is the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a UK exit from the EU assessed in your coun­try?

This sur­vey was con­duct­ed on the basis of a ques­tion­naire that has been elab­o­rat­ed in March 2014. Most of the reports were deliv­ered in June 2014. This issue and all pre­vi­ous issues are avail­able on the EU-28 Watch web­site:

The EU-28 Watch No. 10 receives sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing from the Otto Wolff-Foun­da­tion, Cologne, in the frame­work of the ‘Dia­log Europa der Otto Wolff-Stiftung’, and finan­cial sup­port from the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion is not respon­si­ble for any use that may be made of the infor­ma­tion con­tained there­in.