Citizens want strong environment policy
Nine out of ten Europeans say that decision-makers should pay as much attention
to environmental considerations as to economic and social factors when taking decisions.
This is the main message of a new Eurobarometer
for which interviews were organised in the second half of 2004.
Other findings of this survey:
* people are most concerned about water pollution,
man-made disasters (oil spills etc.) and climate change;
The survey confirms a remarkable finding from the February 2005 Eurobarometer on the Lisbon agenda: 63% of Europeans think that protecting the environment should take priority over economic competitiveness (against 24% who disagree).
The Source: EurActiv, Eurobarometer, Release date: 04 May 2005