I've struck against this very eloquent research report about the real opinions of the Europeans towards the European Union:
The main facts from the last year research made by the British think-tank OpenEurope, conducted in all member states of the European Union:
1. On the average 41% inhabitants of the Europe have thought, that the E.U. should have LESS powers than it already has, and another 23% of the cake think, that the E.U. powers should remain as they are - i.e. 64% of the E.U. member states citizens positively don't wish anything like the proposed Lisbon Treaty (-a new treaty almost completely based on the text of late "euroconstitution", refused in referendum in France and Netherlands - but of course: the pro-E.U. politicians fraudulently keep saying it is not true).
- And there are in this regard much more obstinate nations, than Irish (who recently refused the many powers transfering Lisbon Treaty in the referendum). The list is led by Finnish, Austrians, Swedish and British. Irish in fact are far beyond them - much less sceptic.