How the EU works

Fact checks about european union regulation, brexit and the impact this has on UK law

25 April 2016

EU facts behind the claims: democracy

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

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EU facts behind the claims: democracy
25 April 2016

EU facts behind the claims: 'Brussels bureaucrats'

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 European Commission.

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EU facts behind the claims: 'Brussels bureaucrats'
22 April 2016

How the EU works: who runs the EU?

Professor Paul Craig explains how the EU is run and how decisions are taken.

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How the EU works: who runs the EU?
14 April 2016

How the EU works: the EU’s powers

We asked leading expert Professor Derrick Wyatt QC to explain the powers that the EU has, and the limits on those powers.

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How the EU works: the EU’s powers
6 April 2016

How the EU works: which countries are in the EU?

This series of articles answers the most popular Google searches about the EU referendum on 23 June.

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How the EU works: which countries are in the EU?
15 March 2016

How the EU works: what is the EU?

We asked an EU expert to answer the question "What is the EU?" in 500 words. Here's what she said.

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How the EU works: what is the EU?
11 March 2016

How the EU works: EU law and the UK

Dr Albertina Albors-Llorens gives a brief rundown of how EU law works.

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How the EU works: EU law and the UK
8 March 2016

How the EU works: what is the single market?

Professor Catherine Barnard wrote the book on the EU single market (literally). Here's her simplified explanation of what it means.

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How the EU works: what is the single market?
24 February 2016

Explaining the EU deal: is it legally binding?

There's been heated argument about whether the Prime Minister's EU deal is legally binding. We asked EU law expert Professor Steve Peers to take a look.

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Explaining the EU deal: is it legally binding?
22 February 2016

Explaining the EU deal: an "ever closer union"

The EU deal says that the UK should no longer have to commit to an "ever closer union". Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott shows why this has no legal effect.

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Explaining the EU deal: an "ever closer union"

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