Is the EU well run?

Fact checks about the practical running, governance and laws of the European Commission

3 February 2021

Keir Starmer did want the UK to remain in the European Medicines Agency

He expressed this opinion on at least two occasions, in 2017.

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Keir Starmer did want the UK to remain in the European Medicines Agency
5 July 2019

Do MEPs get to vote for the new President of the European Commission?

Brexit Party MEP Richard Tice said MEPs did not get to vote on nominees to four key EU positions. MEPs will get to vote to approve one of them.

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Do MEPs get to vote for the new President of the European Commission?
5 July 2019

Was the new President of the European Commission democratically elected?

We checked a Facebook post which exaggerates the powers of the proposed new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

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Was the new President of the European Commission democratically elected?
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 …

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