There are at least six reasons why public opinion on foreign policy should matter more today than it did in the past
Data & polling
Through public opinion polling in EU member states, ECFR’s analysis seeks to unlock shifting coalitions in Europe that favour a more internationally engaged European Union.
Policy strategies based on data and dialogue. The initiative harnesses surveys of experts, open data sources, and government statistics to analyse cohesion and cooperation in the European Union. Rethink: Europe is supported by Stiftung Mercator.
Faced with a growing Sino-American rivalry and a world in which US power may be diminishing, Portugal will have to decide how to maintain its traditional Atlanticism while increasingly focusing on Europe
Most Europeans rejoiced at Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, but they do not think he can help America make a comeback as the pre-eminent global leader
The event will launch an exciting new report by Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard, based on public opinion polling in 11 countries
The UK will have to decide how involved it wants to be in EU defence efforts. It seems likely that the country’s aim will be to have flexible structures that allow it to plug into European foreign and defence policy where doing so is in its interests.
The United Kingdom’s strategy should be to take a more considered, sectoral approach to trade – thereby strengthening its own internal market and its future relationship with key EU member states
With Joe Biden about to enter the White House, London could need to display ambition on climate issues, or face being left behind by Washington and Brussels if they identified this policy area as a vehicle for rapprochement
The pandemic poses a threat to European cohesion by increasing economic divides and undermining trust in the EU and national governments
The reputation of Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden as ‘frugal states’ does not reflect public sentiment in these countries
The Portuguese EU presidency should handle issues in line with European voters’ perceptions of the new reality created by the coronavirus