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Exclusive Interview with MEP Brando Benifei: Conference on the Future of Europe


This year 2022 is expected to conclude the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), an exercise of deliberative democracy bringing together citizens and representatives of the EU institutions. After months of debates and consultations, questions remain regarding what the final outcome will be when the Conference ends in spring. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Barry Andrews: EU-UK relations – Northern Ireland Protocol


The Northern Ireland Protocol has become a significant sticking point in EU-UK relations post-Brexit, being pulled back into the spotlight after calls by the UK for the Protocol to be renegotiated and threats of triggering Article 16 to suspend it entirely. Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with Faruk Kaymakcı: the future of EU-Turkey relations

 

VoteWatch Europe reached out to Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs, to discuss his views on the latest developments concerning EU – Turkey relations and the outlook for the partnership. Continue Reading

Special report: how will the Council look like next year, and what implications will it bring for EU policies?


As we are approaching the mid-term of the von der Leyen Commission, and ahead of the Parliament reshuffle, VoteWatch takes a closer look at the changes in the Council over the past 2 and half years and their likely impact on the main upcoming legislative proposals. 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.

We show the positions of each MEP on key parts of the EU agenda and highlight which MEPs are convinced (on either side), and which remain to be brought on board to secure majorities.Use this analytical tool to spot:

a) how influential MEPs are in a given policy area (vertical axis). Continue Reading

Exclusive insights from stakeholders & policy makers: all available interviews


VoteWatch Europe reached out to several MEPs to find out more about their opinion regarding different European initiatives. This series of interviews will provide more qualitative insights about the positioning of MEPs on policy areas such as environment, trade, employment, foreign and security policy, etc. It should be seen as a complement to our qualitative tools, including our advanced mappings of MEPs, which you can find here. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Jordi Solé: Conference on the Future of Europe


The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is expected to come to an end by spring 2022. Half-way through this deliberative democracy exercise, there are still questions and uncertainty regarding what the final outcome will be.

VoteWatch Europe has carried out several interviews as part of a series of materials about the Conference, covering the insights of MEPs who are members of the Delegation to the conference and have an insider perspective, you can find all the available interviews here . Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Pedro Marques: EU-Lebanon Relations and the Future of the EU


Within the last two years, Lebanon has undergone one of the most dramatic and swift crises ever seen in terms of its economic, financial and political situation. VoteWatch reached out to MEP Pedro Marques, S&D vice-president on foreign affairs after he headed a mission of an S&D delegation to Lebanon as part of their ongoing commitment to social and economic recovery within the country. Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with MEP Alin Mituța: Conference on the Future of Europe

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is expected to come to an end by spring 2022. Half-way through this deliberative democracy exercise, there are still questions and uncertainty regarding what the final outcome will be.

VoteWatch Europe has carried out several interviews as part of a series of materials about the Conference, covering the insights of Green/EFA MEPs Eleonora Evi, from Italy, (here) and Damian Boeselager, from Germany, (here). Continue Reading

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