Politics

Counting the words that count 

Wednesday 13 September 2017 | OBC Transeuropa
VoxEurop
EUobserver

What are the most recurrent terms in the EU Commission’s president annual speech at the European parliament saying about our times? 


How Bolivia and Rwanda leave the German Bundestag in the dust 

Monday 06 November 2017 | Marcel Pauly
Marie Segger
Patrick Stotz
| Spiegel Online

The new Bundestag is fairly average – at least as far as the proportion of women and young MPs is concerned. An international comparison shows that, elsewhere, things are done differently.


Meet the European Parliament's twittersphere

Friday 19 January 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

This is the first in a series of posts on how members of the European Parliament (MEPs) appear on Twitter. This first post introduces the EP twittersphere, outlines limitations to the analysis, and points at some broad trends. The following posts will focus on specific aspects.


Tweeting above their weight

Monday 22 January 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

Some MEPs receive plenty of attention on Twitter, but their popularity cannot always be ascribed to their activity in Brussels and Strasbourg.


Poland's quarrel with the European Union  in depth

Monday 23 July 2018 | Danuta Pawłowska
| BiQdata

Since the end of 2015, relations between the European Union and the Polish government have been fraught with tensions concerning Warsaw's breach of the rule of law and fundamental European values. To bring some clarity to the issue, Biqdata provides the background.


Mapping Italian news in the lead-up of 2018 general election

Friday 15 June 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

Mapping Italian News sheds light on the main topics and stories that drove attention in the lead-up to March 2018 Italian election.


MEPs’ takes on the #EUbudget

Monday 07 May 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

Praise and criticism about the multiannual financial framework presented last week by Junker’s Commission, as it was tweeted by MEPs.


Migration crisis is one of mismanagement – The figures 

Wednesday 27 June 2018 | Nikolaj Nielsen
Damiano Bacci
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Far fewer people are arriving by sea into Europe compared to the last years, yet the political debate appears to suggest a major migration crisis. The real crisis is about mismanagement and indecision by political leaders.


Lack of trust is key obstacle to EU reform

Saturday 05 May 2018 | VoxEurop

Current efforts to reform and advance European integration are stalled by a ‘lack of trust’.


When it comes to news media, populist views make more difference than political side

Monday 14 May 2018 | VoxEurop

A new survey shows that “those who hold populist views value and trust the news media less, and they also give the media lower marks for coverage of major issues, such as immigration, the economy and crime”.