Exclusive Interview with CEPI: New EU Forest Strategy for 2030

 

 


In July 2021, the European Commission presented the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a key component to deliver on the European Green Deal. The strategy and the different aspects it touches upon have been widely discussed and spoken about after its publication, with some disagreements regarding its effectiveness or viability. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with Bioenergy Europe: New EU Forest Strategy for 2030


In July 2021, the European Commission presented the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a key component to deliver on the European Green Deal. The strategy and the different aspects it touches upon have been widely discussed and spoken about after its publication, with some disagreements regarding its effectiveness or viability. Continue Reading

Exclusive insights from stakeholders & policy makers: all available interviews


VoteWatch Europe reached out to several MEPs to find out more about their opinion regarding different European initiatives. This series of interviews will provide more qualitative insights about the positioning of MEPs on policy areas such as environment, trade, employment, foreign and security policy, etc. It should be seen as a complement to our qualitative tools, including our advanced mappings of MEPs, which you can find here. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Barry Andrews: EU-UK relations – Northern Ireland Protocol


The Northern Ireland Protocol has become a significant sticking point in EU-UK relations post-Brexit, being pulled back into the spotlight after calls by the UK for the Protocol to be renegotiated and threats of triggering Article 16 to suspend it entirely. 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 Søren Gade: EU – India Relations

 

 


In light of the recent revival of negotiations between the European Union and India regarding closer trade relations, cooperation on climate has proven to be a solid ground for new developments. With The EU being India’s third largest trade partner, there is notably an opportunity to promote more sustainable trade practices between both parties. Continue Reading

A year’s worth of political analysis from VoteWatch Europe


As we approach the end of 2021, we would like to thank you for joining us this year and we hope you have found our publishings insightful. As we reflect on all that has happened in the world of EU politics in 2021, here is a recap of the data-driven projects and reports that we have produced this year:


New visual tools: which MEPs can help you advance your agenda?

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Exclusive Interview with MEP Alviina Alametsä: EU Foreign and Security Policy


The turmoil surrounding the withdrawal from Afghanistan has re-ignited debate on the future of European defence and the prospect of an “EU Army”. Vice-President Borrell’s suggestion of a rapid reaction force for such situations is the latest proposal for closer EU coordination in defence. Continue Reading

Exclusive Interview with MEP Ramona Strugariu: Corruption, Tax Fraud and Media Freedom in the EU


The Pandora Papers and money laundering cases across the continent have called for increased attention from European institutions. VoteWatch contacted MEP Ramona Strugariu, who is very active on these issues and making efforts to strengthen the EU’s position on the matter. Identified as one of the top bridge builders in the European Parliament by VoteWatch, she also supports the Anti-SLAPP initiative for media freedom. Continue Reading