Quote Finder notes


Waiting for the new European Parliament

Sunday 30 June 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.


European far-right rally in Milan

Friday 24 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

On May 18 Matteo Salvini gathered far-right leaders in Milan for a rally before the European elections. Polls suggest that his alliance of popoulists may be a threat to the next EU parliament.


Centrists and progressives at the European Parliament

Thursday 23 May 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.


The European election campaign, in words and hashtags

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Calls to vote, announcements for debates and rallies, but also references to the key issues: here’s a look at what, and how, outgoing MEPs tweeted in the runup to the European elections.


Sovereignists: much ado about nothing?

Monday 15 April 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Immigration doesn’t appear to be the only worry of Europeans, also economic fears are widespread. And analyses suggest that the success of the new populist group is far from certain.


Copyright reform, protests in view of the final vote

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

On March 26, the European Parliament will vote on a very criticized directive. A few days before the vote, online protests are taking place.


Public enterprises will have to open up their data

Friday 01 February 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

New European legislation will significantly increase the accessibility of data produced with public finances: therefore, data produced by public enterprises, i.e. companies which provide essential services such as public transport to many cities.


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.