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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.
What have the candidates for the European Parliament published on Twitter, and how much have the citizens interacted with them? EuVisions analysed 2.3 million Tweets in six member states.
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.
During last month’s European election campaign, the EU institutions and European political parties spent almost four million euro on paid Facebook posts. Data published by Facebook reveals how much was spent in each country, and who spent the most.
Data on political ads posted in the months leading up to the European elections highlights the differences between the political contexts in various member states. In Romania, it’s the national parties who spend the most, in Greece it’s individual candidates, and in Slovenia it’s the European Parliament.
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.
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.
In Italy, much has been said about the winners and losers in the recent European Parliament elections. Much less, however, has been said of the gender and age of the candidates. Here’s an analysis based on the election data.
On May 18 Matteo Salvini gathered far-right leaders in Milan for a rally before the European elections. Polls suggest that his alliance of popoulists may be a threat to the next EU parliament.
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.