University of Groningen joins our selective group of users of advanced EU political analytics!


VoteWatch Europe is pleased to announce that the University of Groningen (Netherlands) has 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.

Many think tanks, political, non-governmental and business organisations are also using our analytics in their work to filter the noise and understand the real politics behind EU policy making. Continue Reading

Executive webinar: Artificial Intelligence (AI), mapping MEPs’ views and influence


Tuesday 29 June at 10:00-10:30 (Zoom)

VoteWatch readies a new upgrade to its analytical capabilities: we are now able to compare the behaviour of MEPs while influencing EU legislation with their discourse over social media.

In this first project, we looked at the sentiment projected by MEPs in the online space while speaking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and compared it with the MEPs’ actual behaviour in the European Parliament. 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

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

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

Special highlights from EU decision making: Hydrogen, Vaccines, EU-China CAI, Turkey

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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 2: Climate Policy


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

Data forecasts changes in Italian League’s positioning

“MEPs discuss situation in Hungary – Matteo Salvini (ENF, IT)” by European Parliament

Fresh analysis of VoteWatch data points to an increasing divergence between Lega and its EP group, Identity and Democracy. This is an important development in light of the ongoing EP negotiations to reshape the right-wing camp following Fidesz’s departure from the EPP group.  Continue Reading

Special highlights from EU decision making: EU-UK trade, Covid-19 vaccines, Green Deal and Social Pillar


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

– Digitalisation of the EP

– EU-UK trade relations

– Patents of COVID-19 vaccines

– Green deal policies on soil degradation and maritime emissions (for premium subscribers only)

– EU Social Pillar: harmonisation of policies on children (for premium subscribers only)

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