How MEPs can leverage the media to shape the future of Europe

by Ariadne Kypriadi

MEPs: bridging the gap between the national and the European

It was a typically chilly June afternoon in Brussels when we entered the Parliamentarium, the visitors’ centre of the European Parliament. My companion, an old friend from back home and a member of a national youth party since she was a teenager, examined intently the interactive installations and the walls covered with photos from important moments of the continent’s history. Continue Reading

Turkish government should stop systematic pressuring of the press, or loose financial assistance, MEPs say

All political families in the European Parliament agreed on a resolution expressing the concern of the EU over the attacks to the freedom of the press in Turkey following the arrests of journalists and media executives at the end of 2014.

In the resolution, the MEPs stated their doubts over real the independence of the judiciary in the country and their worries as regards increasing intolerance towards political opposition, public protest and critical media in the past few years. Continue Reading

Will eurosceptics force a new political reality on Europe?

Euronews – The Network (Debate featuring Doru Frantescu, Director of VoteWatch Europe)

 

Many analysts are predicting a surge in support for eurosceptics and hardline nationalist parties in May’s EU parliamentary elections. In this edition of The Network Chris Burns and his panel of guests consider the consequences if the predictions are borne out. Continue Reading

Recalling the roll calls

European Voice –

 

Testing an [VoteWatch] app that lets citizens delve into an MEP’s voting history.

MEPs on the campaign trail ahead of next May’s European Parliament elections ought to think twice before they stretch the truth when it comes to their voting record, as a new app from VoteWatch Europe puts MEPs’ entire voting history in their constituents’ hands. Continue Reading

Parlement européen : quel parti travaille le plus ?

LE MONDE –

 

La France, comme tous les pays d’Europe, s’apprête à élire ses eurodéputés. L’occasion de faire le bilan des sortants en matière de participation aux votes, mais aussi de rapports et déclarations. Pour ce faire, nous avons eu recours aux données de VoteWatch, une ONG qui travaille à établir une comptabilité du travail des parlementaires européens.

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