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The foreseen fragmentation in the next European Parliament could increase the difficulty and the tension in future trade negotiations between the EU and third countries. We reached out to key MEPs to collect their views on the latest developments on EU’s trade policy.
We use big data to help us answer the following questions: How much more transparent has the EP become? What have been the most attended votes during this term? How many decisions were decided by a narrow margin and what can we expect to happen after the elections?
Having set up and run for the past 10 years a leading Brussels-based observatory of EU politics, Doru Frantescu, CEO and Co-founder of VoteWatch Europe, shares his insights in this Springer’s book, Lobbying in the European Union. Continue Reading
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.
How will the EU institutions look like after the 2019 reshuffle? VoteWatch Europe has surveyed more than 1.000 members of the broader ‘EU bubble’ for their views regarding the reallocation of top EU positions in 2019. This report shows the full results of our research.
Our analysis is based on the same dataset that indicated that the UK was increasingly outvoted in the Council in recent years, thus predicting the centrifugal policy orientation of the British government. Now, we are using the same type of analysis to predict what will happen next.
The UK is the most outvoted Member State in the EU Council. However, it has supported more than 97% of the EU laws adopted in the last 12 years, a new report published by VoteWatch Europe shows.
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.
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