Exclusive Interview with Dr. Wendy Yared (ECL): Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan


In the last few years, the EU has paid increasing attention to health topics, including the fight against cancer through actions linked to preventing, treating, combating, recognizing the challenges that cancer implies and opportunities in the developments in cancer care. Continue Reading

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

Analytics of comitology decisions

VoteWatch has undertaken the unprecedented step of collecting and processing comitology decisions since 2018. The outcome of these votes is now available in our database, which will be regularly updated with new decisions. Now, you can use it to map the positions of Member States by policy area and find out which decisions have been contested by which countries.

NB: big countries are among those being left in minority (and going against the Commission’s position) most often. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: EU Health policy, mapping MEPs’ views and influence

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.

By combining (objective) data science with expert insight, we filter out the noise and show the actual positions of each MEP on key parts of the EU health policy agenda. Continue Reading

Special webinar: Analytics of comitology decision

Wednesday 9 June at 10:00-10:30 (Zoom)

VoteWatch has undertaken the unprecedented step of mapping the positions of national governments based on comitology over the past 3 years. Our newest dataset provides unique insights into the voting patterns of national governments on key policy areas, including chemicals, agriculture, taxation, transport, energy, climate and enlargement. Continue Reading

Irish EU parliamentarians least participative. Croatians and Austrians most present

Just over half a year has passed since the Members of the European Parliament have started their work, following the May 2014 European elections. There are currently 751 Members coming from the 28 EU countries. Each month they gather in the parliament’s plenary to vote on new laws and decide what the EU should do to improve the life of its citizens. The subjects addressed cover a wide range of issues, such as civil liberties, economy, environment, foreign policy and so on. Continue Reading