31st December 2012: Andrew Brons has received a response to his Question Requiring a Written Answer on the Public image of the President of the Commission.
1. Do the relevant chapters of the EU budget specify the level of funding for this particular purpose, i.e. reports and advice on the President’s image?
2. The Commission’s answer does not specify whether reports and advice regarding the President’s public image which have been paid for from public funds will be made available to the public. If not, will they be made available to me?
The answer was given by Vice-President Viviane Reding on behalf of the Commission
"The relevant EU budget line covers public opinion analysis and media monitoring on the EU, the Commission and other Institutions without specifying the levels of funding for each.
"Public opinion analysis of the Eurobarometer, including on the image of the Institutions, is available on the internet."