European Elections

The EU expat vote in the European elections

Thursday 28 February 2019 | Roberta Bertoldi
| OBC Transeuropa

EU citizens living in a member state other than their country of origin represent more than 3% of the European electorate. In previous European elections, the majority of these citizens did not vote. Will they vote this time round?


What’s going on with abstention in Europe?  in depth

Thursday 16 May 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Jacopo Ottaviani
| Internazionale
OBC Transeuropa

In the 2014 European elections, only 42.5 percent of people eligible to vote participated. From the economy to migration, by way of defence and climate change, European questions are now central to the public debate. While this might lead to some first steps towards changing the trend, it probably won’t be enough to entice a majority of European citizens to go to the ballot box.


Waiting for the new European Parliament

Sunday 30 June 2019 | Gina Pavone
| OBC Transeuropa

What is being said about the newly-elected members of the European institutions, and in what terms? Do specific emotions tend to predominate? What are the emerging issues? A textual analysis of 18,000 tweets posted after the 2019 European elections provides a bird’s-eye view of the political landscape.


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. 


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.


Croatia goes to the polls 

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

On May 26 Croatia, 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 Croatia takes place.


Cyprus goes to the polls 

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

On May 26 Cyprus, 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 Cyprus takes place.


Slovenia goes to the polls 

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

On May 26 Slovenia, 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 Slovenia takes place.