Executive webinar: mapping MEPs cross-group connections in the ENVI Committee


23 September 2021 at 10:00 (Zoom)

MEPs tend to draft amendments in teams, in order to extend their sphere of influence and increase the chances of their amendments becoming part of the final report. Some MEPs are real masters at developing good relations with MEPs from other countries and political groups, which helps them substantially increase their leverage.

In this presentation we will show you which MEPs are the best bridge builders, and are therefore more likely to successfully pass amendments (at the Committee level and in Plenary). 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

Analysis: how different MEPs respond to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

Does every degree matter?”, S&D MEP Delara Burkhardt asked on Twitter. Several MEPs, including herself, strongly believe so. A number of them reacted to the latest IPCC’s report titled The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change, which was published on the 9th of August.

The first part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) has prompted reactions from several key figures in the European Parliament and the European Union, particularly from the Greens/EFA and The Left. Continue Reading

Special highlights from EU decision making: EU Taxonomy & energy, NATO, Middle East, better regulation and teleworking

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This special briefing includes our latest observations regarding the politics behind EU policies on the following subjects:

NB: the Commission pays attention to the size of EP majorities not only when voting on legislation, but also when own-initiative reports are being passed in the preparatory stages, hence the Commission is likely to shape the actual upcoming legislative proposals in line with these political majorities to avoid complications. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 6.1.1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)


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

College of Europe and University of Groningen join our selective group of users of advanced EU political analytics!


VoteWatch Europe is pleased to announce that the College of Europe (Belgium) and University of Groningen (Netherlands) have recently joined our premium community, taking its place alongside many other top-tier academic institutions that benefit from our advanced analytics, such as KU Leuven, Maastricht University, Pompeu Fabra University and many others. Continue Reading

VoteWatch Analytical Tool: uncover which MEPs can help you advance your agenda. Part 1.1: Due Diligence


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

Executive webinar: mapping MEPs’ views and influence on the new ‘fit for 55’ legislative package


20th of July at 10:00-10:30 (Zoom).

After being delayed by the European Commission, the ‘fit for 55’ package has finally been unveiled. VoteWatch will be taking a close look at the legislation, assessing the positioning of MEPs concerning the content of the key proposals.

We will show what the current political majorities are, how the views of MEPs are being altered over time and how they differ from one component to the other (including GHG targets, CBAM or hydrogen amongst others). 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 highlights from EU decision making: Caged animals, vaccines, EU-UK, biodiversity, State aid, rule of law


This special briefing includes our latest observations regarding the politics behind EU policies on the following subjects:

NB: the Commission pays attention to the size of EP majorities not only when voting on legislation, but also when own-initiative reports are being passed in the preparatory stages, hence the Commission is likely to shape the actual upcoming legislative proposals in line with these political majorities to avoid complications. Continue Reading