Sunday, 1 March 2015

How Much Does Brussels Give The BBC?

One thing you'll hear is that the European Union gives money to the British Broadcasting Corporation - and therefore the BBC is going to pursue an agenda to please its paymasters.

The European Commission's budget section includes the Financial Transparency System, where you can look at the funding that is given.

Selecting the most recent year for which data is available (2013), selecting "United Kingdom" from the dropdown menu and typing in BBC gives the headline figure of €6,744,151 - but it's more complicated than that, as we can look at the individual projects it goes on:

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