In terms of public awareness about the EU regional policy Bulgaria is among the countries where this is defined as quite low. In the group are The Netherlands with 30 per cent public awareness, Bulgaria and Cyprus, each with 35 per cent, and Britain, 38 per cent, BTA reports
Public awareness is highest in Slovenia (66%), Lithuania (65%), Austria (64%) and Ireland (64%).
Of those who are aware of this policy, the vast majority (70%) think that it is beneficial. Only one person in five (22%) answered that the regional policy did not benefit their region
(mainly people from France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Slovenia).
By contrast, Lithuania and Ireland are examples of countries whose people almost unanimously recognize the positive impact of EU support.