- Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center, Washington, DC
- Dr. Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, Director and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Paris
Please join us for a press briefing with Bruce Stokes, director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center, who will present the findings of the new Pew Research Survey “Post Brexit: European Views on the EU, Having Their Own Vote on EU Membership and Taking Power Back from Brussels”. The survey will be published on June 20th, 2017 and analyzes the views of 10 European countries, including France, on Brexit. The questions include views of the EU and of the UK leaving the EU, whether it will be a good thing for the EU, whether they think their country should leave the EU and whether they want a referendum of their own on remaining in the EU, what powers might they like to take back from the EU, do they approve or disapprove of the EU handling of economic issues, refugee issue, do they think that Germany has too much or too little influence in the EU. How is the European Project perceived in the minds of Europeans? Is it time for an “ever closer union” or should Member States start thinking about taking power back from Brussels? The discussion will provide for an in-depth look at these findings, who holds these opinions—men, women, young, old—their political leanings and a discuss of the implications of these results for the Macron government, the German election, the Brexit negotiation and the future of Europe.