Europe

Fact checks about Brexit, the 2016 referendum, the UK's trade relationships and the EU

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 …

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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" …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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