Get the facts: Europe

2 November 2012

EU Budget: who gets what?

After the Government was dealt a blow in the Commons earlier this week when its proposed negotiating position for talks on the 2014-2020 EU Budget was rejected by MPs, there …

Read more…
EU Budget: who gets what?
29 October 2012

The EU budget: how much does 'bureaucracy' cost?

This morning's Times featured an article jointly authored by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander which called for the European Union to "spend less and spend …

Read more…
The EU budget: how much does 'bureaucracy' cost?
10 August 2012

Are half of EU students failing to repay their loans?

Two papers claimed this morning that a significant number of EU students were benefiting from a "free education" at UK universities as they failed to repay student loans. Our analysis …

Read more…
Are half of EU students failing to repay their loans?
26 June 2012

Women in science: does Europe fare as poorly as the UK?

Yesterday Full Fact took a look at the extent to which women were under-represented in the sciences, after an EU advertising campaign that insisted that science was "a girl thing" …

Read more…
Women in science: does Europe fare as poorly as the UK?
25 June 2012

Science: a girl thing, not yet a women thing — women in science in the UK

The European Commission's 'Science: It's a girl thing!' campaign launched at the end of last week. A controversial video brought the campaign a good deal of attention. But is the …

Read more…
Science: a girl thing, not yet a women thing — women in science in the UK
26 April 2012

Is the EU budget increase all that it seems?

Now that the EU referendum has been set for June 23rd, we will be bringing you new factchecks and explainers on topics ranging from immigration to trade. We will also …

Read more…
Is the EU budget increase all that it seems?
11 April 2012

Is the EU banning high heels for hairdressers?

Is the European Union about to put its foot down over footwear in hair salons? That was the suggestion in one Daily Mail article yesterday, which reported that: "Hairdressers will …

Read more…
Is the EU banning high heels for hairdressers?
26 March 2012

Express claims the EU is banning plastic bags (again)

The Daily Express returns to a familiar theme on its front page this morning, accusing "Brussels commissars" of trying to pave the way for ban on plastic bag use. Regular …

Read more…
Express claims the EU is banning plastic bags (again)

Full Fact fights bad information

Bad information ruins lives. It promotes hate, damages people’s health, and hurts democracy. You deserve better.