Politics

Two data-driven stories that explain the provisional Spanish budget law 2019

Tuesday 22 January 2019 | VoxEurop

The Spanish media outlet El Diario covered the 2019 Spanish budget with a set of infographic contents.


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. 


Democracy and elections worldwide (International IDEA)

Thursday 14 February 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide.


Populist parties across Europe (The PopuList)

Thursday 14 February 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The PopuList offers an overview of EU national parties to map the populist, extremist and eurosceptic landscape.


MEPs in Strasbourg: everywhere but the plenary  in depth

Friday 18 January 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

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.


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.


The Europeans left out of the European elections 

Thursday 31 January 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Gina Pavone
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perception Index

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | VoxEurop

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.


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Juncker Plan: the state of the art  in depth

Wednesday 23 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The European Commission released the latest update concerning the results achieved by the Investment Plan for Europe. We analysed the data to give a more qualitative overview of how resources were allocated and how many SMEs benefitted from the plan in each EU country.


Progress in European integration (OFCE)

Monday 28 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The French Economic Observatory (OFCE) devoted a journal issue to improvements in European integration.