Politics

Defence: Marching forward, but on what orders? 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Yann Mens
| Alternatives Economiques

A European army? It won’t be happening overnight.


The European parliament’s travelling circus  in depth

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Symbolism matters in politics and there is perhaps no greater negative image shaping perceptions of the European Union than what has been dubbed the 'travelling circus': twelve times a year members of the European Parliament relocate from Brussels to Strasbourg for a plenary session.


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. 


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.


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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.