Special highlights from EU decision making: EU-Serbia relations, Data protection & Ambient air quality

This briefing includes our latest observations regarding the politics behind EU policies on the following subjects:

– EU-Serbia relations

– Data Protection

– Ambient air quality (for premium subscribers only)


EU-Serbia relations

The accession of Serbia to the EU is having a hard time, as demonstrated by a wave of criticism injected in its yearly progress report. Continue Reading

Special highlights from EU decision making: Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and corporate due diligence

This briefing includes our latest observations regarding the politics behind EU policies on the following subjects:

– Corporate due diligence

– Tax coordination

– Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (premium subscribers only)

– Fisheries policy (premium subscribers only)

– Sustainable Growth Strategy  (premium subscribers only)


Corporate due diligence

Latest EP voting sessions indicate that the pro-regulation camp is gaining ground in the European Parliament when it comes to implementing a mandatory and binding human rights due diligence framework across the whole value chain. Continue Reading

Special highlights from EU decision making: sustainable finance and Nord Stream 2 project

This briefing includes our latest observations regarding the politics behind EU policies on the following subjects:

– Sustainable finance

– European Deposit Insurance Scheme

– Nord Stream Pipeline

– EU relations with the Middle East countries

– Green public procurement (premium subscribers only)

– Carbon Capture Storage and Utilisation (premium subscribers only)

– Due diligence in the mineral industry (premium subscribers only)

– EU framework on minimum income (premium subscribers only)

Finance

Broad political support was confirmed in the EP for increasing the share of green bonds in the portfolio of the European Central Bank (ECB). Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 6: Digital policy

This report is part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to build your strategy using our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) and which allows you to quickly identify kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. This tool is already been used by key stakeholders active in EU policy-making. 

We show the positions of each MEP on key parts of the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA) and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities.  Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 4: Tax Policy

This report is part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to build your strategy using our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) and which allows you to identify kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. This tool is already been used by key stakeholders active in EU policy-making.

We show the positions of each MEP on key parts of the EU push towards tax harmonisation and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 3: Defence Policy

This report is part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to build your strategy using our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) and which allows you to quickly identify kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. This tool is already been used by key stakeholders active in EU policy-making.

We show the positions of each MEP on key parts of the EU defence agenda and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities. Continue Reading

Influence Index 2020: Top 100 most politically influential MEPs

This analysis is part of the Influence Index: a new data-driven ranking of MEPs by VoteWatch Europe and BCW Brussels. It is the first MEP ranking to measure influence through two crucial dimensions, namely:

– Political influence: the ability to change legislation, win votes, and shape debates;

– Social influence: the ability to reach people, shift the public conversation, and build a community of support. Continue Reading

Which MEPs are the best networkers / hubs of policy shaping ?

Following up on the macro-view of how MEPs network in the European Parliament, (i.e. how they table amendments across political groups and nationalities), this VoteWatch report shows which individual MEPs are the most open to collaboration and the keenest on developing EP networks in the current legislative term. Being a “policy hub” is critical for gaining influence and getting things done in the EP.  Continue Reading

New VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 1: International Trade

This report is part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to build your strategy using our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) and which allows you to quickly identify kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. This tool is already been used by key stakeholders active in EU policy-making. 

We show the positions of each MEP on key parts of the EU trade agenda and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities. Continue Reading

Book: How to Work with the EU Institutions: A Practical Guide to Successful Public Affairs in the EU

Having set up and run for the past 11 years a leading analytical information source on the politics behind EU policies made in Brussels, Doru Peter Frantescu, CEO and Co-founder of VoteWatch Europe, shares his insights in this Continue Reading