A new poll, of the Standard Eurobarometer, shows that 21 per cent of respondents have a negative image of the European Union and 40 per cent have a positive image of it.
While 2 per cent did not answer the question or didn’t know, 37 per cent had a neutral image of the EU. The results are exactly the same as six months ago (see graph).
About other relevant subjects the report of the European Commission says:
“Migration and terrorism continue to be perceived as the most important issues facing the EU at the moment, far above all other items. After three consecutive increases, the positive upward trend regarding trust in the EU has halted. At 41%, it still remains higher than trust in national parliaments and governments, which have both also lost one percentage point since spring 2017. Four in ten Europeans have a positive image of the EU, this is three percentage points more than those who have a neutral image of the EU, while around one in five have a negative image.”