Politics

It’s the fragmentation, stupid! 

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Cas Mudde
| VoxEurop

The next five years the European Union will be more fragmented than ever. This fragmentation is the key lesson of the 2019 European elections. However, contrary to the dominant narrative of the last decade or so, the old centrist blocs are not confronted with just a plethora of anti-system populist parties and groups.


Poland: is the ruling party trembling? 

Sunday 09 December 2018 | Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

After the crushing victory of the Law and Justice party in the previous presidential and parliamentary races, the first elections after three years were interpreted as a test of the real support for the ruling party and a forecast for the next ballots. The results of this test were quite confusing.


It takes some time to become a government

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | VoxEurop

As Pedro Sanchez failed in its second attempt to become Prime Minister of Spain, we take a look at an infographic which uncovers how long it takes, on average and across Europe, to form a government.


Vox makes Madrid an exception to the European rule 

Tuesday 30 July 2019 | Javier Bocanegra
Cristina Suárez
| El Confidencial

As opposed to their far-right European counterparts, who have grown in villages and small towns, Vox has gained their biggest vote percentage in Madrid and the big cities.


Legislative crisis in Spain: seventy EU directives have not been enshrined yet 

Friday 26 July 2019 | Rafael Méndez
Jesús Escudero
| El Confidencial

Spain is entering its fourth year with limited legislative activity due to political instability. The pending directives from Brussels are growing and businesses fear another lost year.


Battle for Greece 

Thursday 04 July 2019 | Irene Savio
| VoxEurop

Leftwing coalition Syriza’s rise to power in 2015 seemed to swept away the old greek political order. But a journey through the strongholds of these dynasties shows they never went away. Their power lies deeper in history.


Over 5000 Russian disinformation items in four years and a half 

Monday 15 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

At election time, Russian actors responsible for spreading misinformation seem to be tireless. But even if there is no election, they do not rest, EU Stratcom data suggests.


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. 


Macron’s rule comes without Parliamentary debates

Wednesday 19 June 2019 | VoxEurop

In the light of a historical comparison with previous governments, the current French executive comes second in the use of a legislative tool that limits Parliamentary prerogatives.


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.