Politics

"The truth I want to hear": an analysis of partisan and alternative information sites in Europe

Wednesday 18 July 2018 | VoxEurop

British journalist Nic Newman analyzed a study conducted as part of the Reuters Institute's Digital News Report 2018 on information sites in Europe that have or support a political agenda and an explicit ideological position.


People in Italy are the most wrong on facts about their society

Tuesday 02 October 2018 | VoxEurop

How wrong are people about key social realities in their country? An Ipsos study has some answers.


Data show no direct correlation between number of refugees and populist vote 

Monday 24 September 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Post-vote analysis in Sweden show that there seems to be no direct correlation between the number of refugees living in a given city and the increase in the ballots casted for the Sweden Democrats


The numbers behind Juncker’s words 

Wednesday 12 September 2018 | Giorgio Comai
Eric Maurice
| OBC Transeuropa
EUobserver

What do the most recurrent terms in the EU Commission president's annual speech at the European Parliament say about the present and future of the Union?


A busy day at the European Parliament: SOTEU, copyright, and Hungary

Wednesday 12 September 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

The big debates on the EU's future that traditionally follow the State of the Union address (also known as SOTEU) by EC Commission President Juncker at the European Parliament did not grab all the attention of Brussels-watchers today.


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.