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Parliament ponders EU perceptions after Brexit vote

The European Parliamentary Research Service has said that it will explore the gap between people’s expectation of the EU and reality, following the UK referendum.

Clare Ferguson, a researcher at the centre, said in a blog post on 5 August that the EPRS would look closely into EU action and intervention on health, employment and equality, as these had been identified as areas where EU citizens would like to see more EU involvement.

However, Ferguson said that citizens’ perceptions often differ from what the EU can deliver. The project “defines where the gaps between expectations and action exist, and highlights possible existing opportunities for the EU to increase its performance”, she wrote in a blog post.

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