Politics

Greece goes to the polls 

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

On May 26 Greece, alongside the majority of EU countries, will vote for the European elections. Here's a few data outlining the political and economic context in which the vote in Greece takes place.


Bulgaria goes to the polls 

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

On May 26 Bulgaria, alongside the majority of EU countries, will vote for the European elections. Here's a few data outlining the political and economic context in which the vote in Bulgaria takes place.


Financial instruments in the EU

Friday 10 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

European financial instruments take many forms.


Centrists and progressives at the European Parliament

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to unite the progressives in the European Parliament against the threat posed by the far right, but the road is winding.


Sovereignists: much ado about nothing?

Monday 15 April 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Immigration doesn’t appear to be the only worry of Europeans, also economic fears are widespread. And analyses suggest that the success of the new populist group is far from certain.


In parliaments across Europe women face alarming levels of sexism, harassment and violence  in depth

Wednesday 22 May 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

Even a century after women started to become eligible to vote and stand for election in European countries, only 36.4 percent of MEPs in the outgoing legislature (2014-19) were women. Meanwhile, gender-based violence and harassment against women in European parliaments is rampant. What can be done to change this situation in the new assembly?


Romanian and Bulgarian MEPs among the most influential 

Wednesday 15 May 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

MEPs representing Romania and Bulgaria have much more clout than those representing many other countries, including Italy and France. This is demonstrated by an indicator developed by VoteWatch Europe. 


Europe and the anti-establishment parties  in depth

Friday 26 April 2019 | Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

In the run-up to the European elections, populists are gaining ground in many countries. But their slogans are not winning through everywhere. Where are they successful, and what makes them dangerous?


ECR is gaining support in Netherlands

Saturday 04 May 2019 | Newsworthy

European Conservatives up in Netherlands.


The murky perks of an MEP 

Thursday 02 May 2019 | Nikolaj Nielsen
| EUobserver

MEPs' receive a gross salary of €8,757.70 per month, plus others reimbursements. But related perks are not transparent, as they don't have to show the receipts for their expenses.