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Being a part of the European Union has helped improve almost every aspect of Irish life, from how we work, travel and shop to the quality of our environment, our opportunities for learning and the way our businesses buy and sell goods and services.

This unique political and economic alliance is also the most successful peace project in history, but despite its many successes the European Union has been the subject of myths that sometimes cause concern.

However, these myths are easily debunked when you have the facts so let’s discover the truth about your European Union.

For more information on EU actions to fight disinformation see:

Coronavirus response - Fighting disinformation

EUvsDisinfo - the flagship project of the European External Action Service’s East StratCom Task Force

Toolkit for teachers - Spot and fight disinformation

Fact Check

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Decision-making in the EU

Although the European Union is sometimes accused of being undemocratic, all EU laws must be approved by democratically elected politicians.