Politics

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.


EUfactcheck, bringing more facts to the European debate

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

EUfactcheck is an initiative developed by the European Journalism Training Association, bringing together more than twenty European journalism schools.


The evolution of populism

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | VoxEurop

The Guardian combines academic know-how and beautiful infographics to shed light on the evolution of populism on a global scale. 


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.


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?


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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. 


Women in Power 

Friday 08 March 2019 | Milena Hassenkamp
Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

Sweden does it without a law, France does it with one. The proportion of women in European parliaments and cabinets is determined by a number of different factors. A comparison.