VoteWatch Europe supports ESOMAR’s open-letter calling for more evidence-based policy making

VoteWatch Europe, together with other 7 associations, supports the call by ESOMAR for the establishment of a fully cross-party expert group composed of academics, experts from research and civil society organisations, and representatives of the EU institutions, to look at the causes of the outcome of the Brexit referendum. ESOMAR is a world organization promoting the value of market and opinion research in effective decision-making. Continue Reading

Brexit: what consequences for the EU policies after the referendum’s shocking results?

 

A massive political earthquake shook the world this morning, as the majority of UK’s citizens voted in favour of leaving the EU. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the future relations between the UK and the European Union, as well as the possibility of a domino effect in other EU countries and future internal cohesion of the country (considering the tension in Northern Ireland and Scotland). Continue Reading

VoteWatch Europe’s Director, Doru Frantescu, interviewed by CNN on Brexit’s implications for the EU

The global broadcasting company CNN recently listed 5 reasons the EU would miss the UK. Our Director, Doru Peter Frantescu, was invited to share his knowledge about the impact of a Brexit on certain EU policies.

There will be less support for free market and free trade policies in an EU without the UK, Frantescu pointed out during the interview: “With the British representatives out of these bodies, there will be a momentum for those who propose more red tape, more taxation, to promote their agenda on these policies”. Continue Reading

So what’s driving the major shift in Austria’s political landscape?

Radio France Internationale

25.04.2016

Radio interview of our Director Doru Frantescu about the dramatic result of the elections in Austria, where the far-right anti-EU candidate came 1st in presidential elections. None of the candidates of the pro-EU mainstream parties made it to the “final”, a situation he predicted and drew attention to in a report 2 weeks ago. Continue Reading

EP debate on Poland could turn into ‘carnage’

VoteWatch Europe quoted in the EU Observer:

15 January 2016

 

The stage is set for “carnage” in the European Parliament on Tuesday (19 January), when the Polish PM, Beata Szydlo, confronts her government’s most outspoken EU critics.

The debate comes after the European Commisson, this week, launched an unprecedented inquiry into Polish costitutional and media reforms.

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La política europea marca el escenario político de cara al 20-D

VoteWatch Europe has been quoted by La Vanguardia

12 December 2015

Mónica Faro

Bruselas 12 dic (EFE).- El Parlamento Europeo (PE) ha sido un escenario clave para tejer la imagen política de los partidos emergentes en España, en el que ha quedado reflejada la actividad de cada diputado pero también las afinidades y divergencias entre grupos políticos que se posicionan ante las elecciones del 20-D.

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Nationalists defy EU condemnation of Russia abuses

VoteWatch Europe has been quoted by BBC World News:

10 June 2015

Anti-EU parties including UKIP have voted against a European Parliament resolution, which condemns Russian human rights abuses.

The strongly-worded, non-binding resolution was passed by a majority of MEPs. It called for a ban on funding of political parties in the EU by non-EU “political or economic stakeholders”. Continue Reading