Movers and shakers of EU politics – June 2018

While the summer break is just behind the corner, the hectic political debate in Brussels shows no sign of abating. In fact, the upcoming year will bring about a series of brand new changes: a new balance of power in the EP following the elections in May 2019, a new leadership of the EU institutions, and the (tentative) finalization of the Brexit negotiations. At the same time, EU decision-makers are expected to make progress on the proposed reforms of the Eurozone governance, the EU asylum system and the ambitious proposals for the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework, among many other hot issues.

As these critical times are almost upon us, we are expanding our coverage on the political developments by kicking off a new series of reports, called "Movers and Shakers of EU politics", which feature exclusive insights into the politics behind the decisions in the European institutions.

Within this new edition of Movers and Shakers of EU politics, you will find:

- What chances for the anti-Orban front to gather a 2/3 majority of MEPs in favour of triggering Article 7 against the Central European country? We spotted some interesting trends in the EPP... 

- Which countries have been more often in minority in the EU Council over the past few years? There have been changes since the Brexit referendum and some of the results may come as a surprise to some...

- How often was the Austrian government outvoted in the EU Council? The voting data indicates the direction of the upcoming Austrian Presidency... 

- As Macron's potential "take over" is getting close, is ALDE closer to the EPP or to S&D? We had a look at all the votes cast in the current term and we found big variations in ALDE's voting behavior across policy areas... 

- Which members of Angela Merkel's CDU are the most likely to vote differently from their fellow party's colleagues in the European Parliament? These German MEPs have very strong (and different) views on some policy issues... 

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