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:

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.