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

Exclusive interview with MEP Hautala: What to expect from European due diligence legislation


In March 2021, the European Parliament called on the Commission to put forward a European due diligence framework, which will notably require companies to deal with human rights and environmental issues in their supply chains.

VoteWatch reached out to Finnish MEP Heidi Hautala from the Greens/EFA (vice-president of the EP and shadow rapporteur for the Corporate due diligence and corporate accountability legislative initiative report) to find out more about the upcoming framework and what impacts it will have.  Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with MEP Voss: What to expect from European due diligence legislation

In March 2021, the European Parliament called on the Commission to put forward a European due diligence framework, which will notably require companies to deal with human rights and environmental issues in their supply chains.

VoteWatch reached out to German MEP Axel Voss from the EPP (shadow rapporteur for the Corporate due diligence and corporate accountability legislative initiative report) to find out more about the upcoming framework and what impacts it will have. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 9. Rule of Law


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 being 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 the rule of law 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 2.2. Fisheries


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

Vaccine diplomacy: (new) global map of influence

During a pandemic, vaccines become the most valuable commodity, allowing the countries and entities that develop and produce them to gain significant political influence at the regional or global level. When looking at the “spheres of expansions” of the types of vaccines, it is notable that although most of the biggest pharmaceutical companies are based in either the United States or Europe, Western companies seem to have been caught off guard by some of their competitors, especially those from China and Russia. Continue Reading

EU – outsider of the AI Revolution led by US and China

by Adrian Bazavan (PhD candidate in artificial intelligence, based in Beijing)

The new “nuclear race” is the race to reach a critical A.I. level, also called the technological singularity, which is likely to secure world supremacy to the power who reaches it first.

During the 19th century, Europe opened a new era for humanity by leading the Industrial Revolution. Continue Reading

Recommended Book: ‘Disco Sour’ by Giuseppe Porcaro

 

A SPECULATIVE FICTION NOVEL BY GIUSEPPE PORCARO

Could you one day sway the fate of all European citizens with a simple swipe on your phone? At a crucial time when regulating the cyberspace has become a priority for European States and institutions alike, one cannot ignore the rise of algorithms in our daily lives. VoteWatch is happy to recommend Guiseppe Porcaro’s first book Disco Sour. Continue Reading

(Opinion) Amongst all the chatter, is Brexit a blessing in disguise? At the very least, it is a pivotal moment in the battle for Europe’s soul.

By Sean McLaughlin

The few British Europhiles are looking for every chance to say ‘I told you so’. Yet, a sober assessment tells us that Brexit may well have some positive affects and opportunities.

Information and Euroscepticism

For decades, Euroscepticism has been a prominent movement in the UK with only hypothetical premises. These premises are now real and Brexit is playing out. Continue Reading

European doctors call on the EU citizens to rally behind the European project

VoteWatch has received this call for action from the European Doctors, which we believe it is worth passing on to our readers.

(if you also have a message for our EU citizens and decision-makers that follow our website, feel free to contact us at [email protected]).

 

CPME statement on cooperation in the European Union

The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) represents National Medical Associations across Europe. Continue Reading