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VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 2: Climate 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 climate agenda and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities. Continue Reading

German elections: How could a Green government reshape Berlin’s policies?

Annalena Baerbock (Chairwoman of Alliance 90 / the Greens, Berlin) Foto: Stephan Röhl

For the first time in their 31-year-old history, the German Greens have nominated a candidate for chancellorship for the upcoming national election in autumn this year. As it stands, the participation of the Greens in the next government is becoming ever more likely. This, combined with the end of Angela Merkel’s chancellorship, is expected to have a substantial impact on the way Germany will behave on the European and international stage. Continue Reading

Data forecasts changes in Italian League’s positioning

“MEPs discuss situation in Hungary – Matteo Salvini (ENF, IT)” by European Parliament

Fresh analysis of VoteWatch data points to an increasing divergence between Lega and its EP group, Identity and Democracy. This is an important development in light of the ongoing EP negotiations to reshape the right-wing camp following Fidesz’s departure from the EPP group.  Continue Reading

Executive webinar: ‘fit for 55’, mapping MEPs’ views and influence


17th of June at 10:00-10:30 (Zoom)

MEP Jytte Guteland, S&D coordinator in the ENVI Committee in the European Parliament, and rapporteur on the European Climate law, joins our webinar tomorrow to discuss how the EP is likely to react to upcoming legislation from the Commission.

The delay by the European Commission to present its ‘fit for 55’ package may also be due to hesitations in assessing the level of political support for some of the key provisions of this package. Continue Reading

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

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 3.1: Foreign Affairs

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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 foreign policy agenda 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 6.1. 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 EU push towards more regulation on Digitalisation and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities. Continue Reading

Special webinar: Analytics of comitology decision


Wednesday 9 June at 10:00-10:30 (Zoom)

VoteWatch has undertaken the unprecedented step of mapping the positions of national governments based on comitology over the past 3 years. Our newest dataset provides unique insights into the voting patterns of national governments on key policy areas, including chemicals, agriculture, taxation, transport, energy, climate and enlargement. Continue Reading

Executive webinar: EU Health policy, mapping MEPs’ views and influence


Thursday 3 June at 10.00-10.45 (Zoom)

This free executive webinar is for senior EU affairs professionals and campaigners of public and private stakeholders who are involved in shaping EU policies on health.

We will show the actual position and level of influence of key MEPs and how majorities are being built.

You will quickly be able to assess the size of your potential coalition and how to optimise your communication efforts. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 4: Taxation

Copyright: European Union

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 Taxation policy and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities. Continue Reading

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