Perceptions of living conditions in an enlarged Europe (résumé)
With ten new Member States joining the European Union in May 2004 and other applications in waiting, Europe’s social portrait changes profoundly. Several myths and prejudices prevail. This new report shatters some of these and provides a snapshot of the widely varying situation regarding quality of life issues in the enlarged Europe. Drawing on the results of Eurobarometer surveys carried out in the EU and the 13 acceding and candidate countries (ACC), it examines different quality of life issues such as social exclusion and integration, working conditions, income and deprivation, migration, and fertility and family support.