Democracy

Facebook has become political parties’ main advertiser 

Saturday 08 June 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Data shows that in the recent election campaign political parties spent millions of euro on targeted advertising on Facebook. The platform has almost completely replaced meetings and personal contact between candidates and voters.


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.


Political ads on Facebook: who spent the most in Poland 

Friday 14 June 2019 | Bartosz Chyż
Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

Polish candidates to the European Parliament spent hundreds of thousands of złoty on Facebook ads. The most money was spent on European Coalition’s pages. Confederation, on the other hand, has clearly invested in the nationalist leader Krzysztof Bosak.  


Facebook´s transparency is lacking – this is why it still is hard to examine political advertising 

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Katarina Lind
| Journalism++

J++ and other media have examined the election ads ahead of the EU elections, but the data is lacking on several accounts.


Percentages can turn into music

Thursday 01 March 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The Berliner Morgenpost assigned musical notes to different poll results: a fun but effective way to present electoral data


Europe still digitally divided 

Friday 29 September 2017 | VoxEurop

Europeans are more and more connected to internet, but there still are huge gaps between regions and countries


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.


The Von der Leyen cabinet in figures 

Wednesday 11 September 2019 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her 26-strong team on 10 September. Here's an overview of its composition.


Which parties and countries chair the EP committees? 

Thursday 21 November 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

The MEPs in the European Parliament's committees are divided up among 20 standing committees and two sub-committees (Human Rights (DROI) and Security and Defence (SEDE)), specialising in concrete areas of EU's policymaking.


A look at the Parliamentary hearings

Tuesday 19 November 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.