MEPs’ deck of cards: who are the most influential ones?

A couple of weeks ago, VoteWatch Europe published an assessment of the most influential MEPs, which was based on a set of criteria weighted by more than 200 experts in EU Affairs. Drawing on that research, we designed a set of cards in order to highlight which are the most influential MEPs by activity. In fact, MEPs are influential in different ways and sometimes it might be very tricky to draw a comparison between their activities. Continue Reading

EU Council and the Open Data Portal endorse VoteWatch Europe

We are proudly announcing that VoteWatch Europe has been recently included in the applications tab of the EU Open Data Portal. As the raw data regarding the EU are often difficult to read, the EU Open Data Portal features a series of applications which make big data more user-friendly and easy to read.

As the description on the portal points out, “our website: covers all voting activity in the European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers since July 2009, including parliamentary questions, speeches and reports by MEPs from all 28 EU countries. Continue Reading

Who holds the power in the new European Parliament ? – Launch of VoteWatch Europe special report – 27 February 2015

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Who holds the power in the new European Parliament ? And Why ?

First VoteWatch Europe report of the 8th European Parliament term! 

You are warmly invited to attend the public launch of VoteWatch Europe first special report of the 8th Parliamentary term taking place on 27 February 2015from 12.00 to 13.15 at the Thon Hotel EU. Continue Reading

Juncker vote reveals Socialist divisions in Parliament

Euractiv.com
23 October 2014

A dissident group of 32 MEPs amongst the Socialists & Democrats group in the European Parliament didn’t support Jean-Claude Juncker’s new Commission, according to data by Votewatch Europe.

Jean-Claude Juncker’s new Commission won the support of the European Parliament yesterday (22 October) with 423 votes in favour, 209 against, and 67 abstentions. 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

Internship opportunity with VoteWatch Europe!

VoteWatch Europe is an exciting place to work. If you are enthusiastic about EU politics, you are outgoing and proactive, then you may get to work with us.

If you have a scholarship from your university,  an EU programme (e.g. Erasmus +, Leonardo) or other sources and you’re looking for a placement, then apply for an internship in our office in Brussels!

Apply by sending us your CV and a motivation letter to jobs@votewatcheurope.eu by 10 October. 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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