Politics

Democracy and elections worldwide (International IDEA)

Thursday 14 February 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide.


Populist parties across Europe (The PopuList)

Thursday 14 February 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The PopuList offers an overview of EU national parties to map the populist, extremist and eurosceptic landscape.


Poland: is the ruling party trembling? 

Sunday 09 December 2018 | Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

After the crushing victory of the Law and Justice party in the previous presidential and parliamentary races, the first elections after three years were interpreted as a test of the real support for the ruling party and a forecast for the next ballots. The results of this test were quite confusing.


The Europeans left out of the European elections 

Thursday 31 January 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Gina Pavone
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Almost 17 million EU citizens live in a member state other than their country of origin. These citizens are entitled to vote for the European Parliament from where they reside, but almost none of them do so. It’s a wasted opportunity for a more transnational politics.


A dashboard that forecasts the next European Parliament

Monday 12 November 2018 |

With the departure of the British, the European Parliament will have 705 deputies instead of the current 751. How many groups will they be divided into?


MEPs on Twitter: glimpses of a transnational European debate

Wednesday 13 February 2019 | VoxEurop

A study based on Twitter data highlights distinct levels of interaction between MEPs ahead of the European electoral campaign.


Hungary is now a Balkan country 

Thursday 14 February 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

The democratisation process in South East Europe is stagnating, or even going backwards. Serbia is now considered a “partly free” country, just like Hungary.


Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perception Index

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | VoxEurop

Transparency International released its latest Corruption Perception Index. It mentions “vulnerable EU institutions”, the rise of “populist leaders” and the lack of “whiste-blower protections” as critical elements in Europe.


Two data-driven stories that explain the provisional Spanish budget law 2019

Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The Spanish media outlet El Diario covered the 2019 Spanish budget with a set of infographic contents.


Data driven analysis provides insights into the credibility of German political parties in key policy areas

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | VoxEurop

The German media outlet Der Spiegel uncovers the free fall of the German social democratic party.