Politics

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.


Where the EU power really lies  in depth

Tuesday 19 November 2019 | Andrew Rettman
| EUobserver

Welcome to the EU engine room: the European Parliament's 22 committees, which churn out hundreds of new laws and non-binding reports each year and keep an eye on other European institutions.


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.


The Council of Europe points at rising attacks against the media

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | VoxEurop

The Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists of the Council of Europe published its 2019 Annual Report. The analysis uncovers the state of the art of the (un)safety of journalists across Europe.


Animosity towards journalists is growing in Europe too

Friday 27 April 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

On the 25th of April, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published their World Press Freedom Index for 2018. The situation in Europe is alarmingly worsening, says the Paris-based NGO.


Civil liberties and “bad apples”: who is questioning European values within the EP?

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | VoxEurop

A tracker based on data from the Poll of Polls project casts a new light on the clash between pro-EU and illiberal forces within the European Parliament.


From low trust in institutions to the rise of ‘critical citizenship’?  in depth

Tuesday 19 March 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

A Eurofound study provides data on trust in institutions in EU member states and points at the question of “critical citizenship”. We review the data with experts from across Europe.


Democracy and elections worldwide (International IDEA)

Thursday 14 February 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide.


Comparative Study of Electoral Systems

Monday 10 December 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems is an international network of studies on national elections. 


What brings Romanians to the streets  in depth

Monday 10 September 2018 | Paula Baciu
| VoxEurop

On 10 August, more than 100,000 citizens rallied in Bucharest to protest against the rampant corruption that cripples the Social-Democrats-led government and makes thousands of educated young people flee the country in search for better opportunities.