Politics

A year of changing of the guards in the EU 

Thursday 02 May 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

The forthcoming European elections will set off a chain of events that in a few months could deeply change the European union's political landscape.


Institutions: Heads of state still setting the agenda 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Yann Mens
| Alternatives Economiques

The Spitzenkandidat system has been criticised by a number of heads of state. Will it be applied this year? 


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.


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.


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.


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Social democrats and the People's Party are gaining some support in Europe

Tuesday 02 April 2019 | Newsworthy

Polls from across the European Union show a slight decline in support for the parties belonging to ALDE, EFDD, and GUE/NGL groups in the European Parliament in the past two months.