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Energy, environment and fisheries are three of the areas where the EU Parliamentarians have made key decisions during the first EP plenary of 2018. As always, we kept track of who voted for what, who won and who lost.
If Macron’s movement were to join the ALDE group, this will boost the strength and the outreach of the centrist force in 2019. How compatible are his views with ALDE’s? This report maps the main differences and commonalities between the two prospect partners.
A fast rising influencer among EU Parliamentarians, Siegfried Muresean, European Parliament’s rapporteur on the EU budget, talked to VoteWatch about how the EU can achieve more with less money, given the impact of Brexit.
One year after the publication of our report on the influence of the Members of the European Parliament, we updated our findings to take into account the developments occurred over the last year. This assessment shows which MEPs have been the most influential over the current term.
The tensions in the Middle East keep escalating. While the US is very active, the EU seems to lack the ability to have a coherent position on these developments. Why? This report shows how key European political actors have different preferences for their coalition partners in the Middle East.
The EU’s stances in the upcoming negotiations will be determined by the interests of its components who will have to ratify the deal, ie. the governments and the European Parliament. VoteWatch Europe has mapped the views of the main political forces that are likely to shape EU’s positions.
Because of its central position within the political spectrum, ALDE/ADLE is currently the main kingmaker in the EP. We have conducted an ‘X-ray’ of ALDE that shows the differences between its national delegations and provides insights on the future of this group.
This study has looked at all (known) political activities of the MEPs since July 2014 to identify who are the true movers and shakers. The algorithm we used for measurement combines quantitative criteria with qualitative observations put forward and weighted by over 200 Brussels insiders.
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