VoteWatch data used by Sigrid Melchior in her latest signature-book: “Reporter’s Guide to the EU”

Over the last decade, VoteWatch Europe has become an inexhaustible source of information for several European authors who used our data to anchor their stories in the EU political reality.

After the recent publication of The European Parliament, written by Ariadna Ripoll Servent, another author has used our data for her publication on EU Affairs. Sigrid Melchior, an experienced Brussels-based journalist, brings to the spotlight Reporter’s Guide to the EU, a handbook addressed to professional journalists and students of journalism, published by Routledge in 2017. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Europe’s reports quoted all over the world

VoteWatch Europe is not only the platform most followed by the Members of the European Parliament, but also one of the most reliable news sources for a increasing number of reputed European and world-wide media channels. Since 2009, our verified information has been trusted and included in the prime-time media reports of hundreds of publications, including the BBC, Euronews the Economist, Financial Times, der Spiegel, Le Monde, La Stampa, Deutsche Welle, la Repubblica, CNN, The New York Times, Politico and many others.  Continue Reading

VoteWatch data used for new book on the European Parliament

A new book on the European Parliament, featuring data from VoteWatch Europe is now available.  The book analyses the political dynamic of the European Parliament and looks at how, and how effectively, the parliament translates citizen demands into policies. The publication was written by Ariadna Ripoll Servent, Junior Professor of Political Science at the University of Bamberg. Continue Reading

French media tip VoteWatch Europe as the most reliable source for watching MEPs

During the 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections in France, much attention was payed to the work of some of the candidates in the European Parliament. The most prominent, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Marine Le Pen, ran for the Presidency of the Republic.

In this electoral context, some candidates used manipulative sources to praise their own work in the EP, a trick spotted and addressed promptly by the media. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Europe’s Director, Doru Frantescu, interviewed by France 24 on Marine Le Pen’s voting record

“Because the National Front rejects the European institutions’ legitimacy, it opposes every initiative that gives power to institutions to invest at the local level, even though these proposals are positive for social rights”, VoteWatch Europe’s Director, Doru Frantescu, pointed out during an interview with France 24.

The far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will face the centrist Emmanuel Macron in a run-off for the French Presidency on the 7th May. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Europe announced as the most influential (online) EU affairs think tank over the past 6 months!

An independent measurement conducted by Hill & Knowlton Strategies places VoteWatch Europe at the top of the influencers in the category of think tanks communicating on EU affairs!

The measurement takes into account the online outreach during the first 6 months of 2016. VoteWatch’s high level of influence is based on the fact that it is the organisation with the largest followership among the Members of the European Parliament. 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

VoteWatch Europe’s Director, Doru Frantescu, interviewed by CNN on Brexit’s implications for the EU

The global broadcasting company CNN recently listed 5 reasons the EU would miss the UK. Our Director, Doru Peter Frantescu, was invited to share his knowledge about the impact of a Brexit on certain EU policies.

There will be less support for free market and free trade policies in an EU without the UK, Frantescu pointed out during the interview: “With the British representatives out of these bodies, there will be a momentum for those who propose more red tape, more taxation, to promote their agenda on these policies”. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Europe supports ESOMAR’s open-letter calling for more evidence-based policy making

VoteWatch Europe, together with other 7 associations, supports the call by ESOMAR for the establishment of a fully cross-party expert group composed of academics, experts from research and civil society organisations, and representatives of the EU institutions, to look at the causes of the outcome of the Brexit referendum. ESOMAR is a world organization promoting the value of market and opinion research in effective decision-making. Continue Reading