The EU NEIGHBOURS east project, in collaboration with ACT LLC, carries out opinion polls in the EU's six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) on an annual basis.
According to the 2017 survey:
- 68% of Moldovans believe the relations with the European Union are good – well ahead of the average of 61% in the region.
- There has been no rise in anti-EU sentiments in the Republic of Moldova (17% as in 2016). 43% of Moldovans have a positive image of the EU.
- Moldovans who have a positive image of the EU tend to strongly associate EU with human rights, individual freedom and economic prosperity.
- 54% of people in the Republic of Moldova trust the European Union, followed by the Eurasian Economic Union (44%), the United Nations (34%) and NATO (24%).
- 79% of Moldovans are aware of the EU’s financial support to the country and 37% believe that EU support is effective.
The purpose of the annual surveys is to investigate and understand better the opinion and the level of awareness that citizens of the EU's Eastern Partner countries have about the European Union and its cooperation with their country. They cover the following broad topics:
- General perceptions about the EU
- Values associated with the EU
- Assessment of EU relations with the home country
- Awareness of financial support provided by the EU and assessment of its effectiveness
- Sources of information
- Country evaluation and future expectations
The Eastern Partnership regional overview report and factsheets are available here.
To find out more about EU – Republic of Moldova cooperation and partnership, go here.