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How much of the EU budget is spent on agriculture and fisheries?

In 2020, the EU budget was €168 billion. Spending on agriculture, rural development and fisheries amounted to €59 billion.
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How many EU citizens live in the UK?

According to the Migration Observatory, 3.6 million EU citizens lived in the UK in 2018. This includes children born in the UK.
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How many EU migrants claim benefits in the UK?

As of February 2015, 113,960 working-age claimants of Department for Work and Pensions benefits were EU migrants (that is, when they first registered for a National…

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How many British citizens live in the EU?

In 2019, according to UN data, 1.3 million people born in the UK lived in EU countries. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is the Council of Ministers?

The Council of Ministers, otherwise known as Council of the European Union, is made up of government ministers from each EU member state.
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What are the parties in the European Parliament?

There are 7 groups – collections of MEPs with over 25 members – in the 2019-24 European Parliament. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is the ‘Norwegian model’?

The ‘Norwegian model’ is a very complex, heavily institutionalised and rather expensive alternative to EU membership.
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What is the ‘Swiss model’?

Switzerland is not a member of the EU or the EEA, but it has negotiated many agreements with it. Read this fact to find out more.
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When was the UK’s EU referendum held?

The UK's EU referendum was held on Thursday 23 June 2016.
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What was the question in the EU referendum?

The referendum question was: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?
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How much does the UK contribute to the EU budget?

According to figures from HM Treasury, in 2014-18 the UK’s average net contribution to the EU budget was £9.6 billion per year.
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How big is the EU budget?

In 2014, total EU spending was just over €140 billion, which equates to around £114 billion. By comparison, total UK public spending…

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