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The EU has signed a free trade agreement with Japan

Wednesday 16 January 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In December the European Parliament approved a trade agreement with Japan. But, as the tweets of various MEPs show, criticism is hardly lacking.


EU calls for the release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

The Sakharov Prize for human rights and freedom of thought is being awarded in Strasbourg, but the 2018 winner cannot receive it because he is imprisoned in Russia. Several MEPs participated in the Twitter campaign for his release. All the tweets and hashtags used by MEPs can be traced using EDJNet's Quote Finder tool.


Brexit in tweets by MEPs

Tuesday 04 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Britain’s exit from the European Union; the agreements and bargaining on the way to this notorious institutional “divorce”; the debate which has kept the Parliament busy since 2017, and has become rather heated in recent months, given the plan to reach an agreement by March 2019: MEPs post about all this on Twitter with particular frequency.


“Reverse 112”, a new public alarm system for the EU

Thursday 29 November 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

In the event of of natural disaster or major emergency, authorities can send alerts or guidance to the population concerned, using the geolocation systems available on all smartphones. 


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

Wednesday 12 September 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.


Copyright reform: the forthcoming EU directive we'll all be worrying about in a few years time

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

On June 20, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament will vote on a proposed directive for Copyright reform. Sounds obscure? It is actually a hotly debated topic: the new directive may well shape how the internet will look like in a few years, among other things changing how linking and uploading of contents works.


MEPs have more to say about future of social media than Facebook CEO

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

Mark Zuckerberg had nothing new to say, while MEPs seemed determined to introduce new regulations. Those interested in the future of social media may do well to tune their antennas to Brussels rather than to Facebook headquarters.


MEPs’ takes on the #EUbudget

Monday 07 May 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

Praise and criticism about the multiannual financial framework presented last week by Junker’s Commission, as it was tweeted by MEPs.


Tweeting above their weight

Monday 22 January 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

Some MEPs receive plenty of attention on Twitter, but their popularity cannot always be ascribed to their activity in Brussels and Strasbourg.


Meet the European Parliament's twittersphere

Friday 19 January 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.