Ask Full Fact: British steel and EU rules

EU regulations do prevent some government actions to support the steel industry, but there are other actions the government can take.

Ask Full Fact: quick answers to your questions

We've provided sources and answers to some more of your EU questions.

Bees, neonicotinoids and the EU

We've checked the impact leaving the EU would have on neonicotinoid restrictions. Leaving would mean we’re no longer covered by these restrictions.

First they came for the vacuum cleaners: will it be kettles next?

Following the introduction of new EU laws on the power consumption of vacuum cleaners, it was speculated that hairdryers and lawn mowers might be next in line.

EU facts behind the claims: regulation and the single market

In partnership with experts at the UK in a Changing Europe project, we've taken a look at the facts behind the claims on the cost of EU regulation.

The EU, the Gherkin and 'freedom of panorama'

Restrictions on 'freedom of panorama' - reproducing images of public buildings and art - have been proposed in an EU committee, but are a long way from law.

The EU, homeopathy and Norwegian vets

"EU orders Britain's organic farmers to treat sick animals with homeopathy"—Daily Telegraph, 24 April 2015 For better or worse, homeopathic remedies are certainly promoted in EU organic food standards. But …

Kettles are still not about to be banned by the EU

"Now kettles face EU ban" according to the front page of today's Express. The article itself was more equivocal, saying the EU executive had commissioned a report which "sets out …

A burden on British business? The extent of EU regulation

According to a new report, the EU has generated more than 3,500 new business directives since the May 2010 election. But with some sectors more tightly regulated than others, the …

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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