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Disagreements between the two former sides of the iron curtain marked a new record: for the first time since the Treaty of Lisbon, no less than 9 Member States ended up on the losing side during a legislative vote in the the Council.
The release of a new TV series on the EU Parliament, ‘Parlement’, has drawn substantial interest in Brussels. We were curious to find out how the EU decision-making is portrayed in this new comedy. Here are our takeaways.
This report shows which MEPs have been the most influential towards the end of the parliamentary term. The study also reveals which national groups have been punching above/below their weight when it comes to influencing European policies through the EP.
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.
The European Parliament has a rather unusual mechanism that is known by very few people and which allows the MEPs to effectively change the way they voted after a decision has been made This report reveals which MEPs have ‘corrected’ their votes and why this may have happened.
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.
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