Myth: EU economy is shrinking while the rest of the world grows.
InFact: The EU grew 2% last year, while the eurozone grew 1.6%. Both will grow at around the same pace this year and next, according to the International Monetary Fund. In the first quarter of 2016, the euro zone grew 0.6% – that was faster than Britain’s 0.4%.
This article is an adaptation of a piece that previously appeared on InFacts.
Edited by Hugo Dixon