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

1. The Eastern Neighbours and Russia

  • 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 was the East­ern Part­ner­ship Sum­mit in Riga on 21/22 May 2015 assessed in your country?
  • Does the EU need its own army in order to face up to Rus­sia and oth­er threats accord­ing to assess­ments in your country?

2. EU Enlargement

  • How has the Ukraine cri­sis changed your coun­try’s views on EU enlarge­ment to the east­ern neighbourhood?
  • In your coun­try, what are the key con­cerns and dom­i­nant views regard­ing EU enlarge­ment to the West­ern Balka­ns and Turkey, and which con­sid­er­a­tions regard­ing EU expan­sion are more/less impor­tant than pre­vi­ous­ly thought?

 

This EU-28 Watch is part of the a project called ‘East­ern Neigh­bours and Rus­sia: Close links with EU cit­i­zens’ (ENURC) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with TEPSA (Trans Euro­pean Pol­i­cy Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion). The project focus­es on devel­op­ing EU cit­i­zens’ under­stand­ing of the top­ic of the East­ern Neigh­bour­hood and Rus­sia and aims at encour­ag­ing their inter­est and involve­ment in this pol­i­cy which has an impact on their dai­ly lives.

The EU-28 Watch project is map­ping out the dis­cours­es on these issues in Euro­pean poli­cies all over Europe. Research insti­tutes from all 28 mem­ber states are invit­ed to give overviews on the dis­cours­es in their respec­tive countries.

This sur­vey was con­duct­ed on the basis of a ques­tion­naire that has been elab­o­rat­ed in March 2015. Most of the reports were deliv­ered in June 2015. This issue and all pre­vi­ous issues are avail­able on the recent­ly relaunched EU-28 Watch web­site: www.eu-28watch.org.

The EU-28 Watch No. 11 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.