On World Statistics Day, Eurobarometer survey shows which are the European’s main concerns that the EU should prioritise.

The fight against terrorism should be the EU’s number one priority followed by action on unemployment, the fight against tax fraud, migration, the protection of external borders and the environment, according to the vast majority of people surveyed in a special Eurobarometer carried out by the European Parliament.

Terrorism is the highest threat to Europe and people expect the EU to act: 82% of Europeans want it to do more, while 69% consider its current measures to be insufficient.

Secondly, three in four Europeans (77%) want EU to do more regarding unemployment rates. Thomas Händel, the head of Parliament’s employment committee, urged EU leaders to “endeavour to ensure investment and high-quality, sustainable employment”.

According to the latest Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament, 75% of all Europeans believe the EU should do more to fight tax fraud.

74% of Europeans want the EU to do more on the unprecedented influx of migrants over the last few years, according to the latest poll commissioned by the European Parliament. In addition two thirds of respondents said EU action on migration was insufficient.

Related to this issue, 71% of Europeans want the EU to do more to protect Schengen zone of free movement.

Finally, environment is something Europeans care deeply about: 67% of them would like to the EU to do more on environmental protection, according to a Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament.

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