How the old “pro-anti” EU framing becomes obsolete after EU elections

Our high-profile partners are asking us the right question with regards to the elections and we thought to share with you a summary of the answer. At VoteWatch Europe we filter out the noise and guide our partners through the EU decision-making jungle with our unrivaled fact-based analytics that allows them to see who are the actual opponents and supporters of any initiative or piece of regulation. Continue Reading

Exclusive interview with MEP Fajon: what challenges for the EU accession of Western Balkans?

The European Commission has recently taken a bold new initiative to bring the Western Balkans closer to EU accession, demonstrating a desire for Serbia and Montenegro to become full members of the Union by 2025. This renewed momentum supporting the EU accession of Western Balkan countries comes amidst the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU, highlighting the different attitudes towards Brussels across the European continent.

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EU Parliamentarians vote in favour of refugees’ binding quotas. The Conservatives and the far right oppose

Against the background of the latest refugee crisis developments, the members of the European Parliament adopted a non-legislative resolution welcoming the EU Commission’s new proposals to deal with the unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees.

The text was adopted by 432 votes in favour, 132 against and 57 abstentions. All the political groups at the left of the spectrum (the socialist group S&D, the radical left group GUE/NGL and the group of the Greens) supported the resolution together with the Christian-Democrats (EPP group) and the Liberal and Democrat members (ALDE group). The Conservative MEPs of the ECR group opposed it alongside the far-right group of Marine Le Pen (ENF) and the British members of the EFDD group (UKIP). Continue Reading