Democracy

Dark patterns: born to mislead  in depth

Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


Everything you ever wanted to know about EU infringement procedures  in depth

Thursday 24 October 2019 | Daniele De Bernardin
| Openpolis

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.


How much did the European institutions and parties pay for ads on Facebook? 

Monday 17 June 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


Where the EU power really lies  in depth

Friday 15 November 2019 | Andrew Rettman
| EUobserver

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.


Why young Poles voted for “national-liberals” 

Thursday 24 October 2019 | Frédéric Schneider
| VoxEurop

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.


About electoral systems

Tuesday 12 November 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. 


Centre-right parties gain ground across the EU

Thursday 07 November 2019 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


A year of changing of the guards in the EU 

Thursday 02 May 2019 | Lisbeth Kirk
| EUobserver

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.


Visegrad 4 and the rule of law: Why always me?  in depth

Tuesday 05 November 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

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.


Beware the no-deal!  in depth

Monday 07 October 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

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.