Elections

Political ads on Facebook: who spent the most in Poland 

Friday 14 June 2019 | Bartosz Chyż
Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

Polish candidates to the European Parliament spent hundreds of thousands of złoty on Facebook ads. The most money was spent on European Coalition’s pages. Confederation, on the other hand, has clearly invested in the nationalist leader Krzysztof Bosak.  


How parties court voters online 

Friday 24 May 2019 | Marcel Pauly
Patrick Stotz
| Spiegel Online

Analysis: German parties differ greatly in how they advertise on Facebook. The conservative CDU targets individual regions, the left-wing SPD tailors its adverts by gender. The far-right AfD has a totally different approach.


How European parties seek to influence public opinion 

Monday 27 May 2019 | Gerald Gartner
Markus Hametner
| Addendum

Climate, the economy and ­– immigration. The candidates and parties standing in the European Parliament election are spending millions of euros on election advertising on Facebook. We have checked the contents of around 35,000 adverts from five different countries.


Facebook has become political parties’ main advertiser 

Saturday 08 June 2019 | Emanuela Babiroglio
| VoxEurop

Data shows that in the recent election campaign political parties spent millions of euro on targeted advertising on Facebook. The platform has almost completely replaced meetings and personal contact between candidates and voters.


The geography of EU dissatisfaction 

Friday 24 May 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

A research team analyzed with extraordinary thoroughness who voted against deepening integration in the European Union and why. The results of more than 63,000 polling stations were examined by looking at the latest national election results and data.


It’s the fragmentation, stupid! 

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Cas Mudde
| VoxEurop

The next five years the European Union will be more fragmented than ever. This fragmentation is the key lesson of the 2019 European elections. However, contrary to the dominant narrative of the last decade or so, the old centrist blocs are not confronted with just a plethora of anti-system populist parties and groups.


The European election campaign, in words and hashtags

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

Calls to vote, announcements for debates and rallies, but also references to the key issues: here’s a look at what, and how, outgoing MEPs tweeted in the runup to the European elections.


Romania goes to the polls 

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

On May 26 Romania, 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 Romania takes place.


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?


Go Green or bust, EU voters say

Sunday 21 April 2019 | VoxEurop

A recent poll by IPSOS Mori shows that protecting the environment is a key concern for European citizens. Mainstream parties running for seats in the EP should mind.