At the beginning of September, we launched our newest series of forecasts on the likely post-electoral policy shifts. After our previous report on the future direction of EU data protection policies, we are now focusing on the political outlook for EU trade policy.
Yesterday’s Swedish elections confirmed some of trends that have been observed over the past few years (increasing strength of the far-right, decreasing popularity of the traditional political parties), although the results have not been as groundbreaking as many analysts expected (the performance of the far-right Sweden Democrats was underwhelming compared to the expectations, while the electoral losses of the two largest parties were lower than expected). Continue Reading
As the President of the European Commission is about to deliver his last State of the Union speech before the European elections, we are delivering our own State of the Union research based on our big data on the political developments in the EU institutions.
As the elections are getting closer, we decided to provide you with an overview of the main trends that we have observed over the last four years. Continue Reading
With 9 months to go until the first EU elections without the UK, VoteWatch Europe is starting its series of forecasts on the likely post-electoral policy shifts. We are starting with a look at data protection, while many other areas will soon follow.
* Did you know that? Independent studies place VoteWatch as the platform most followed by the Members of the European Parliament and our reports are regularly re-quoted by reputed institutions and the international media (The Economist, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, La Stampa, Politico, CNN, New York Times etc.).
We all knew that Manfred Weber was an ambitious politician. Continue Reading
Doru Peter Frantescu is CEO & cofounder of VoteWatch Europe (the most influential platform among MEPs), as well as a member of the European Alliance for Artificial Intelligence.
Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s excellently showcases in his book Thinking, fast and slow why some people get things wrong most of the time: they rely solely on “fast (un-analytical) thinking”. Continue Reading
The last plenary session of the European Parliament before the summer pause was filled with groundbreaking developments. EU Parliamentarians fought over key (and controversial) decisions on the EU copyright rules, data protection, the mobility package, the EU electoral law, the definition of climate refugees, the EU’s stance on the controversy between Turkey and Armenia, and many other hot topics on the EU agenda. Continue Reading
The Director and co-Founder of VoteWatch Europe, Doru Peter Frantescu, has been recently interviewed by Anna Aleksandra Koj, of European Affairs Recruitment Specialists (EARS). During the discussion, Frantescu showcased the sound business practices adopted by VoteWatch Europe, arguably the most successful and innovative digital company within the EU Affairs community. Continue Reading
The finalization of Brexit and the 2019 elections for the European Parliament will lead to a re-alignment of the alliances among national parties at the European level (for more insights check the results of our surveys on the matter: What will happen in 2019 and Who will lead the EU after 2019). This ‘reshuffle’ is going to provide some national political forces with a great opportunity to gain broader access to European political networks, increase their leverage on EU policy-making and obtain further protection from the hostile attacks of their opponents. Continue Reading
Following pressures to create a legal framework for artificial intelligence, European institutions are starting to draft initiatives and proposals. So, let’s take the next step in our AI journey and look at how European political actors are positioning themselves today. Spoiler alert: with caution and slight optimism.
We start by looking at the latest announcement from the European Commission, as it sets the tone and direction for the entire European Union. Continue Reading