What future for the ALDE group: the internal divisions and the potential transformations of the kingmaker of the EP

Because of its central position within the political spectrum, ALDE/ADLE is currently the main kingmaker in the EP. The positions adopted by this political group are often decisive in swinging the outcome of votes, when the two largest groups (EPP and S&D) are in disagreement. For example, this is often the case with regards to environmental policy, where the two largest EU political families are backing different regulatory approaches. Continue Reading

Czech Elections 2017: Exclusive Interview with Dita Charanzová (ANO 2011-ALDE)

Dita Charanzová, member of ANO 2011 (ALDE/ADLE), is the third most influential Czech MEP in the VoteWatch influence assessment. She is one of the Vice-Chairs of Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the political coordinator of her political group in the same committee. She drafted reports on important pieces of legislation, such as the report on accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies, as well as the report on simplification of the transfer of motor vehicles registered in other Member States. Continue Reading

Update: Top 5 Most Influential Czech MEPs (September 2017)

Note: this country-based report is part of the broader study that measured the influence of MEPs from all 28 EU Members States. To consult the methodology and cross-country comparisons read the full “Who holds the power in the European Parliament?” study.

Pavel Telička, member of ANO 2011 (ALDE/ADLE), is the most influential Czech MEP in our list. Pavel is one of the Vice-Presidents of European Parliament and his responsibilities include chairing the Working Group on ICT Innovation Strategy. Continue Reading