Politics

European election data, displayed by Politico Europe

Thursday 28 March 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

A section of the news site is now entirely dedicated to the upcoming European elections, with in-depth information on individual countries, context and selected data, and useful information.


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. 


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?


EU: doors closed to the Balkans 

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Last June, the European Council dealt another blow to the hopes of Albania and North Macedonia for the opening of EU accession talks. For the other Balkan countries, the situation isn’t much more encouraging.


What’s going on with abstention in Europe?  in depth

Thursday 16 May 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale
OBC Transeuropa

In the 2014 European elections, only 42.5 percent of people eligible to vote participated. From the economy to migration, by way of defence and climate change, European questions are now central to the public debate. While this might lead to some first steps towards changing the trend, it probably won’t be enough to entice a majority of European citizens to go to the ballot box.


Waiting for the new European Parliament

Sunday 30 June 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

What is being said about the newly-elected members of the European institutions, and in what terms? Do specific emotions tend to predominate? What are the emerging issues? A textual analysis of 18,000 tweets posted after the 2019 European elections provides a bird’s-eye view of the political landscape.


Growing and slowing down: Central Eastern European economies and the EU funds 

Wednesday 10 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Since their accession to the European Union the Visegrad four and Baltic countries' economies have been growing significantly, mainly thanks to EU funds. But there are differences among the countries.


Is a new EU defence on its way?  in depth

Saturday 15 June 2019 | Emanuela Babiroglio
| VoxEurop

The creation of a €13.6 billion scheme for the European Defence Fund can fundamentally challenge the nature of the European Union as a peace project. It may provide the arms before creating the army and even the political frame for it, and will contribute to a new arms race, suggests civil society.