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Almost 17 million EU citizens live in a member state other than their country of origin. These citizens are entitled to vote for the European Parliament from where they reside, but almost none of them do so. It’s a wasted opportunity for a more transnational politics.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide.
With the departure of the British, the European Parliament will have 705 deputies instead of the current 751. How many groups will they be divided into?
The PopuList offers an overview of EU national parties to map the populist, extremist and eurosceptic landscape.
A study based on Twitter data highlights distinct levels of interaction between MEPs ahead of the European electoral campaign.
The democratisation process in South East Europe is stagnating, or even going backwards. Serbia is now considered a “partly free” country, just like Hungary.
Transparency International released its latest Corruption Perception Index. It mentions “vulnerable EU institutions”, the rise of “populist leaders” and the lack of “whiste-blower protections” as critical elements in Europe.
The Spanish media outlet El Diario covered the 2019 Spanish budget with a set of infographic contents.
The German media outlet Der Spiegel uncovers the free fall of the German social democratic party.
The practice of empty chambers is not limited to the European Parliament. There are some good reasons behind it, but the pratice also highlights some problems with the EU's policy-making.