European 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.  


The European elections seen by Twitter

Thursday 06 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

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. 


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.


How much did the European institutions and parties pay for ads on Facebook? 

Monday 17 June 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


Political advertising on Facebook in South-East Europe 

Monday 17 June 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


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.


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.


Counting the preferences 

Monday 03 June 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


European far-right rally in Milan

Friday 24 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

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.


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.