Plenary Insights – November 2019 

DG Communication is continuously monitoring public opinion by conducting regular Eurobarometer surveys in all 28 EU Member States. This newsletter aims at providing general public with the most recent Eurobarometer data on key topics of this week’s plenary agenda.

Although this service cannot be fully exhaustive, as not all items on the plenary agenda have been the subject of a recent Eurobarometer survey, we can offer fresh survey data on the following items of the plenary session:

  • Presentation by Ursula von der Leyen on the College of Commissioners and their programme
  • 2020 budgetary procedure
  • Combating gender-based violence
  • Joint debate - Climate change
  • Debates on foreign affairs issues
  • Address by Oleg Sentsov, Sakharov Prize Laureate 2018

The Eurobarometer surveys cover a wide range of issues. Parliament’s surveys focus primarily on the citizens’ perceptions of the European Parliament and the EU as well as Europe’s main policy challenges, presented as the result of face-to-face interviews conducted with more than 27.000 respondents across the EU. Together with the Eurobarometer surveys conducted by the European Commission, the data available allows for a detailed and up-to-date insight into citizens’ opinions, expectations and perceptions.