Irish people are the most likely (85%) to be optimistic about the future of the EU according to a new Eurobarometer poll released this week, ahead of Denmark in second place at 79%. On average, 61% of Europeans were optimistic about the future of the EU with only the United Kingdom (47%) and Greece (45%) coming in under 50%.
The poll also shows that Irish people were, at 77%, the happiest with the way democracy works in the EU. This is also well above the EU average of 55%. The United Kingdom (46%), France (45%) and Greece (36%) were the only three countries in the EU where only a minority were satisfied with the way democracy works in the EU.
The European Commission and Languages Connect invite you to ‘Try a new language’ during Culture Night – Friday, 20 September.
As part of our annual celebration of the European Day of Languages (26 September), we will provide 20-minute taster classes in the following languages: French, German, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.
The European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment will hold a special Citizens' Dialogue for young people in Blanchardstown Library (Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, D15 RY73) on Tuesday 3 October 2019 (timing not set yet) on the future of the Environment.