Politics

Assessing the impact of European legislation on the national level 

Thursday 18 April 2019 | EUfactcheck

A fact-check of Biljana Borzan's claim, stating that two thirds of Croatian legislation is determined by European legislation – a claim which is often made in other member states as well. The statement is mostly true, even if it is difficult to find out the exact number.


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.


UK and Germany lead EU’s think tank ranking  in depth

Tuesday 16 April 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the latest Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, the United Kingdom is the country with the most influential think tanks, followed by Germany, France and Italy.


The EU expat vote in the European elections

Thursday 28 February 2019 | Roberta Bertoldi
| OBC Transeuropa

EU citizens living in a member state other than their country of origin represent more than 3% of the European electorate. In previous European elections, the majority of these citizens did not vote. Will they vote this time round?


To be rich or poor, this is the “turnout”

Tuesday 26 March 2019 | VoxEurop

A data-driven story published on El Diario uncovers the relationship between poverty and electoral turnout rates.


European election data, displayed by Politico Europe

Thursday 28 March 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

A section of the news site is now entirely dedicated to the upcoming European elections, with in-depth information on individual countries, context and selected data, and useful information.


Defining Europe’s political battlefield ahead of the 2019 EU elections

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | VoxEurop

A survey conducted by YouGov for the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) and published in 6 national media outlets highlights crucial concerns of EU citizens ahead of the continental elections.


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Hard Brexit could cost citizens billions euro annually 

Thursday 21 March 2019 | Yuliana Romanyshyn
| VoxEurop

If the United Kingdom were to leave the European Union without a new deal, it could lead to billions of euro in losses to the European Union and British citizens.


How gender balanced will the next European Parliament be? 

Tuesday 26 March 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Will parties run enough women, and will they be placed in electable positions on electoral lists? Besides electoral systems, determination and concrete action are required to incentivise female representation. Let’s take a look at where we are now, with the numbers in hand.


Liberalization of public services in Europe (GUE/NGL)

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Since the 1980s, the European Union and its Member States have pursued policies to liberalize public network services.