Cherished by Macron, idea of citizen survey well-received in EU countries

Summary:
A majority of EU countries is going to participate in the proposal by the French President Emmanuel Macron to consult EU citizens on the future of the Union. Only Hungary and the UK are not participating.

The consultation sounds organised, but at least in Finland there is no clear picture of how the discussions are to be utilised. In Finland, Ministers have promised to hold open discussion events.

The European Parliament’s Information Office in Finland will also arrange events. The idea of a web survey has not been very popular in Finland. The Government has proposed that instead, there could be a few extra questions on the Union’s future in the eurobarometer survey.

Media:  Etelä-Suomen Sanomat
Date: 11.3.2018
Journalist: STT
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