Politics

EU calls for the release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
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The Sakharov Prize for human rights and freedom of thought is being awarded in Strasbourg, but the 2018 winner cannot receive it because he is imprisoned in Russia. Several MEPs participated in the Twitter campaign for his release. All the tweets and hashtags used by MEPs can be traced using EDJNet's Quote Finder tool.


Brexit in tweets by MEPs

Tuesday 04 December 2018 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Britain’s exit from the European Union; the agreements and bargaining on the way to this notorious institutional “divorce”; the debate which has kept the Parliament busy since 2017, and has become rather heated in recent months, given the plan to reach an agreement by March 2019: MEPs post about all this on Twitter with particular frequency.


Public debt: Europe is not that scary 

Saturday 24 November 2018 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

After the subprime crisis, Europe experienced major disturbances due to international investors not believing that some Eurozone countries could pay off their public debt. So, what is state of affairs today?


Europe: 14 banks at risk 

Friday 23 November 2018 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

The current capital levels of 12 eurozone institutions, plus two British, appear to be insufficient.


A dashboard that forecasts the next European Parliament

Monday 12 November 2018 |

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?


People in Italy are the most wrong on facts about their society

Tuesday 02 October 2018 | VoxEurop

How wrong are people about key social realities in their country? An Ipsos study has some answers.


"The truth I want to hear": an analysis of partisan and alternative information sites in Europe

Wednesday 18 July 2018 | VoxEurop

British journalist Nic Newman analyzed a study conducted as part of the Reuters Institute's Digital News Report 2018 on information sites in Europe that have or support a political agenda and an explicit ideological position.


The numbers behind Juncker’s words 

Wednesday 12 September 2018 | Giorgio Comai
Eric Maurice
| OBC Transeuropa
EUobserver

What do the most recurrent terms in the EU Commission president's annual speech at the European Parliament say about the present and future of the Union?


Data show no direct correlation between number of refugees and populist vote 

Monday 24 September 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Post-vote analysis in Sweden show that there seems to be no direct correlation between the number of refugees living in a given city and the increase in the ballots casted for the Sweden Democrats


A busy day at the European Parliament: SOTEU, copyright, and Hungary

Wednesday 12 September 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

The big debates on the EU's future that traditionally follow the State of the Union address (also known as SOTEU) by EC Commission President Juncker at the European Parliament did not grab all the attention of Brussels-watchers today.