Letter to the Managing Editor of The Daily Mail, sent 8th July 2010
Your article “Brussels fines us £150m for failing to fly the EU flag” is wrong. The EU has not “fined” the UK GBP150m and most definitely not in regards to displaying or not the EU flag.
The legal provisions adopted by the EU member states (the UK included) ask them to comply with certain minimum requirements on publicity and this includes the display of the EU logo on a permanent plaque. However, there have been no issues with the UK in this respect.
Head of Media
European Commission Representation, London