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 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 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

Exclusive interview with MEP Damian Boeselager: Conference on the Future of Europe

 

 


The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), an exercise of deliberative democracy bringing together citizens and representatives of the EU institutions, is expected to come to an end by spring 2022. After one year of debates and consultations, questions remain regarding what the final outcome will be. Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with MEP Eleonora Evi: Conference on the Future of Europe


In spring 2021, the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) was launched, sparking a series of debates and consultations across the continent with the goal of collecting ideas from citizens and stakeholders to shape the future of the EU.

The European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed on a joint presidency, and each appointed representatives for a common Executive Board. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 10. LGBTIQ+


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), 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. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Bart Groothuis: EU Hydrogen Strategy


The EU Hydrogen Strategy, adopted by the European Commission in the second half of 2020, will be the main point of reference for future EU action on hydrogen and the decarbonisation of the European energy mix. Hydrogen is attracting attention for both its potential in supporting the transition to a climate neutral economy, whilst at the same time revitalising that same economy. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with Ms Luisa Santos: EU-UK Trade post-Brexit


The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement was signed in December 2020, and brought into effect in May 2021, as a post-Brexit trade deal. Yet, many questions and challenges remain, such as the Northern Irish protocol and the UK losing its representation at the EU legislative level.

VoteWatch reached out to Ms Luisa Santos, Deputy Director General of BusinessEurope and Chair of BusinessEurope’s EU-UK Task Force to find out more about the future of the EU-UK trade relationship.  Continue Reading

Influence Index 2021: Top influential MEPs on EU’s Health policy


This analysis is part of the Influence Index: a new data-driven ranking of MEPs by VoteWatch Europe and BCW Brussels. It is the only MEP ranking to measure influence through two crucial dimensions, namely:

  • – Political influence: the ability to change legislation, win votes, and shape debates;

  • – Social influence: the ability to reach people, shift the public conversation, and build a community of support.

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