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Digital platforms often trick users into giving up their personal data or buying particular products. These “dark patterns” go against European legislation, but authorities are struggling to combat them.
InfringEye is a data-driven tool developed by EDJNet, making it easier for journalists and citizens to understand the EU's infringement mechanisms, and to monitor past and ongoing procedures. Here are some of the main findings.
During last month’s European election campaign, the EU institutions and European political parties spent almost four million euro on paid Facebook posts. Data published by Facebook reveals how much was spent in each country, and who spent the most.
Welcome to the EU engine room: the European Parliament (EP's) 22 committees, which churn out hundreds of new laws and non-binding reports each year and keeps an eye on other European institutions.
Poland’s ultraconservative Law and Justice party (PiS) held on to power in legislative elections on 13 October. But the real surprise of the election was the score of Konfederacja, a party even further to the right, which attracted a lot of the youth vote. We look at their motives.
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.
According to an analysis run through the Stats Monitor, based on data by POLITICO’s Poll of Polls, over the past two months the European People's Party has slightly been gaining ground, growing on the whole by 0.7 per cent across the European Union.
The forthcoming European elections will set off a chain of events that in a few months could deeply change the European union's political landscape.
The World Bank’s worldwide governance indicators provide useful data about the evolution of the perceptions within EU countries as to how much agents abide by the rule of law. Based on this data source, Southern European countries appear more problematic than Visegrad ones.
The undoing of decades of UK-EU integration will mean huge economic disruption on both sides. The exit from the single market could mean a rise in tariffs of 4 to 5 per cent for the goods sold in Britain, and a drop of 7 per cent of British exports.