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It takes some time to become a government

Τρίτη 30 Ιουλίου 2019 | Voxeurop

As Pedro Sanchez failed in its second attempt to become Prime Minister of Spain, we take a look at an infographic which uncovers how long it takes, on average and across Europe, to form a government.


About electoral systems

Τρίτη 12 Νοεμβρίου 2019 | Voxeurop

In the light of yet another deadlock-looking-outcome for Spain, an article in ElPaìs highlights the role electoral systems play in shaping electoral results. 


Understanding the rise of Spain’s far-right

Τρίτη 19 Νοεμβρίου 2019 | Voxeurop

In the aftermath of the latest Spanish elections, media in the country focus on the rise of the far-right party, Vox.


UK 2019 elections: the importance of being earnestly tactical

Δευτέρα 09 Δεκεμβρίου 2019 | Voxeurop

This week, almost three and a half years after the EU referendum, UK voters are called to the ballot boxes to renew the Parliament and, therefore, define the ultimate destiny of the Brexit saga. Tactical voting might well make the difference. 


Climate change fractures the European Parliament

Τετάρτη 27 Νοεμβρίου 2019 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

While climate change may be drawing the attention of the public, MEPs’ twitter profiles seem to find relatively little room for it.


A busy day at the European Parliament: SOTEU, copyright, and Hungary

Τετάρτη 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

The big debates on the EU's future that traditionally follow the State of the Union address (also known as SOTEU) by EC Commission President Juncker at the European Parliament did not grab all the attention of Brussels-watchers today.


Meet the European Parliament's twittersphere

Παρασκευή 19 Ιανουαρίου 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

This is the first in a series of posts on how members of the European Parliament (MEPs) appear on Twitter. This first post introduces the EP twittersphere, outlines limitations to the analysis, and points at some broad trends. The following posts will focus on specific aspects.


Centrists and progressives at the European Parliament

Πέμπτη 23 Μαΐου 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to unite the progressives in the European Parliament against the threat posed by the far right, but the road is winding.


Waiting for the new European Parliament

Κυριακή 30 Ιουνίου 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

What is being said about the newly-elected members of the European institutions, and in what terms? Do specific emotions tend to predominate? What are the emerging issues? A textual analysis of 18,000 tweets posted after the 2019 European elections provides a bird’s-eye view of the political landscape.


A look at the Parliamentary hearings

Τρίτη 19 Νοεμβρίου 2019 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

After a long wait, the European Parliament has finally approved the nominations of commissioners Breton, Vălean and Várhelyi. Now only the final vote remains before the next Commission is inaugurated.