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Covid-19 response: Irish public want more EU according to new poll

Over 80% of Irish citizens believe the EU sould have more competencies to deal with crises such as COVID-19 and three quarters of Irish citizens are satisfied with the EU's response to the pandemic.

This is one of the few multinational surveys delving into European citizens’ attitudes and opinions over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting the findings of a survey commissioned by the European Parliament and conducted by Kantar at the end of April 2020.

The European Union has been working to contain the spread of the coronavirus, support national health systems, protect and save lives, as well as counter the socio-economic impact of the pandemic at both the national and EU level. Actions culminated in the Commission’s proposal for a Recovery Fund and modified multiannual budget for the EU, providing for an unprecedented level of support to help in overcoming the crisis.

IE National Factsheet
Public opinion in the EU in time of coronavirus crisis