Special highlights from EU decision making: EU-UK trade, Covid-19 vaccines, Green Deal and Social Pillar


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

– Digitalisation of the EP

– EU-UK trade relations

– Patents of COVID-19 vaccines

– Green deal policies on soil degradation and maritime emissions (for premium subscribers only)

– EU Social Pillar: harmonisation of policies on children (for premium subscribers only)

NB: the Commission pays attention to the size of EP majorities not only when voting on legislation, but also when own-initiative reports are being passed in the preparatory stages, hence the Commission is likely to shape the actual upcoming legislative proposals in line with these political majorities to avoid complications. Continue Reading

Climate: How do MEPs vote?


VoteWatch Europe is proud to announce its new special report on MEP voting behaviour, in collaboration with the Jacques Delors Institute (Paris) and Europe Jacques Delors (Brussels). This report provides an overview of the political dynamics within the European Parliament on key topics concerning EU climate legislation (emissions reduction targets, deforestation, Emissions Trading System, the Just Transition Fund, the Carbon Border Adjustment Scheme, etc. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Directory by policy area

This is a directory of the currently available influence matrices (which are explained in-depth here). Our new analytical tools will help you identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs, as well as show you how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities.

Use this analytical tool to spot a) how influential MEPs are in a given policy area and b) in which direction each MEP is pulling EU legislation. Continue Reading

European Green Deal webinar – Trade scores

VoteWatch’s influence matrices will help you identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs, as well as show you how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities. Our analytical tool allows you to spot a) how influential MEPs are in a given policy area and b) in which direction each MEP is pulling EU legislation.

In this page, you will find a general matrix with the general positions of MEPs on trade, as well as specific matrices with examples of relevant votes. Continue Reading

European Green Deal webinar – Climate scores

VoteWatch’s influence matrices will help you identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs, as well as show you how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities. Our analytical tool allows you to spot a) how influential MEPs are in a given policy area and b) in which direction each MEP is pulling EU legislation.

In this page, you will find a general matrix with the general positions of MEPs on climate (for all MEPs and for MEPs belonging to the ENVI Committee), as well as specific matrices with examples of relevant votes. Continue Reading

Executive webinar: European Green Deal, mapping MEPs’ views and influence


Wednesday 21 April at 10.00-10.30 (Zoom)

This free executive webinar is for senior EU affairs professionals and campaigners of public and private stakeholders who are involved in shaping EU legislation on the European Green Deal.

We will show what the actual position and level of influence of key MEPs are and which MEPs you need on board in order to build majorities.

You will quickly be able to assess the size of your potential coalition, who your allies are and on whom it makes the most sense to focus in order to optimise your resources and effectiveness. Continue Reading

Executive webinar: Digital legislation, mapping MEPs’ views and influence


Tuesday 13th of April, 10.00-10.30 (Zoom)

This free executive webinar is for senior EU affairs professionals and campaigners of public and private stakeholders who are involved in shaping the DSA, DMA and related legislation.

We will show what the actual position and level of influence of key MEPs are and which MEPs you need on board in order to build majorities.

You will quickly be able to assess the size of your potential coalition, who your allies are and on whom it makes the most sense to focus in order to optimise your resources and effectiveness. Continue Reading