Plenary Insights – October II 2018 

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


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:

  • Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2018
  • ‘Future of Europe’: Debate with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis
  • Commission statement : Commission Work Programme 2018
  • Commission statement : The use Facebook users’ data by Cambridge Analytica
  • and the impact on data protection
  • Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Parliament’s Eurobarometer surveys cover a wide range of issues. They focus primarily on the

European citizens’ knowledge of the European Parliament and their perceptions of the EU and

its main policy challenges. Expectations in view of the European elections, of the European

Parliament and the European integration in general also form part of the face-to-face interviews

conducted with more than 27.000 respondents. Together with the Eurobarometer surveys

conducted by the European Commission, the data available allows for a detailed and up-todate

insight into citizens’ opinions, expectations and perceptions.