VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 3: Defence Policy

This report is the third part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to use our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) in order to identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs (check out our previous analyses on trade and climate policies). In this third part, we analyse the support within the EP for the EU Defence Union and we show how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities.  Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 2: Climate Policy

This report is the second part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to use our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) in order to identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs (you can find our previous analysis on trade here). In this case, we are concentrating on EU decisions related to climate policy issues and we show how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities.  Continue Reading

New VoteWatch Analytical Tool: Uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 1: International Trade

This report is the first part of the new VoteWatch series showing you how to use our new analytical tool (which is explained in-depth here) in order to identify the kingmakers and swing-voters among MEPs. In this first part, we are focusing on decisions that have to do with trade negotiations conducted by the EU and we show how to forecast the outcome and build majorities that would support your priorities.  Continue Reading

New EP influence matrix – all you need to plan your campaign in advance

You no longer need to resort to stressful fire-fighting: use the new influence matrix to forecast what is going to happen when a decision reaches the European Parliament.  Find out who will try to influence it and in which direction, but also where you have greater odds of being successful.  Save your time and energy by identifying, well in advance, both your allies and those that you can still bring on board from among the hidden influencers in order to maximise your results.  Continue Reading

Influence Index 2020: Methodology for Political Influence

This methodology applies to the “political influence” dimension, which is one of the two components of the Influence Index. For more information on the methodology related to the “social influence” dimension, check out the dedicated website, or send your inquiry to [email protected]

 

This assessment is based on concrete actions (the activities undertaken by MEPs and their achievements), as opposed to subjective perceptions from the public or peers. Continue Reading

Top 100 most influential EU Parliamentarians

This report shows which EU Parliamentarians have been the most influential towards the end of the parliamentary term. The study also reveals which national groups have been punching above/below their weight when it comes to influencing European policies through the EP.  The assessment is based on the collection of all available information concerning the various actions of each MEP while exerting their mandate. Continue Reading

3 moves smart stakeholders should make ahead of 2019 – Brexit and EU elections year

With just over a year to go, the European Union will experience in 2019 one of its biggest transformations since the 2004 enlargement, as the UK is scheduled to leave in March, while the next European elections will take place in May. These two major political events, combined with a potentially stronger populist campaign led by Eurosceptic parties and a new pro-European movement spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, will surely turn European politics into a new page. Continue Reading

Update: Top 5 Most Influential Dutch 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.

Dennis de Jong, member of the Dutch Socialist Party (GUE-NGL), is the most influential Dutch MEP on our list. Continue Reading

Update: Top 3 Most Influential Estonian 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.

Kaja Kallas, member of the Estonian Reform Party (ALDE/ADLE), tops our list as the most influential Estonian MEP. Continue Reading

Update: Top 10 Most Influential Polish 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.

 

Jerzy Buzek, member of Civic Platform (EPP), is the most influential Polish MEP on our list. Continue Reading