Blog: EU howlers

Catherine Sleep | 16 February 2005

Bureaucrats, or Eurocrats, are not renowned for their sense of humour, but they are fighting back against their dour image. Seemingly cheesed off with untrue rumours of the stringent regulations they impose, they are seeking to put the record straight.

Heard the one about the bend in the banana? Or the foot-and-mouth teabags?

Get your facts straight


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