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Perceptions & expectations of EU citizens: fight against unemployment
In the aftermath of the British referendum, a broad debate has been opened on the future of the EU and what direction it should take. Reflections and reforms shoud result in a Union which delivers what citizens expect.  A recent European Parliament survey (Eurobarometer 2016) polled EU citizens in the 28 EU member states on their perceptions and expectations.

Over the comming weeks we will focus on the outcome of Eurobarometer 2016, starting with the fight against unemployment - a major concern for 77% of those polled.
Eurobarometer 2016
Foreign affairs MEPs debated attempted coup in Turkey

Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee discussed the motives and the possible consequences of Turkey's recent attempted coup, which claimed hundreds of lives and pushed the country in a turmoil, with Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn and representatives of the European External Action Service this morning.

MEPs emphasized the need to protect democratic freedoms and assessed also the future of the EU-Turkey relations.

EP President Schulz expresses his deep sorrow and condolences following the attack in Nice
EP President Martin Schulz expressed his deep sorrow and condolences following the attack in Nice. "I would like to express my deep sorrow following the attack last night in Nice. On behalf of the European Parliament, I would like to extend my condolences to the families and friends of many victims."

"Those who have committed this act of appaling cowardice chose a symbolic date, a moment which is special for French people and their national heritage. Our determination to fight against terrorism, in France, in Europe and throughout the world is not deterred," added President Schulz.
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