How the Populist Right Is Redrawing the Map of Europe

Monday 11 December 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Which countries experienced the most dramatic rise in populist, right-wing political forces in recent elections across Europe?

FT Germany’s election results in charts and maps

Thursday 28 September 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Following the stunning results of German federal election on September 24th, the Financial Times released a series of graphs highlighting key aspects in voters’ behaviour.

The four Italies

Tuesday 13 March 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

Italy’s general election on March 4th left the country allegedly split along the North-South divide, but differences are not so wide when looking at the local level, as Il Sole 24Ore shows.

Percentages can turn into music

Thursday 01 March 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The Berliner Morgenpost assigned musical notes to different poll results: a fun but effective way to present electoral data

Meet the European Parliament's twittersphere

Friday 19 January 2018 | Giorgio Comai

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.

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.

Counting the words that count

Wednesday 13 September 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

What are the most recurrent terms in the EU Commission’s president annual speech at the European parliament saying about our times? 

Social democrats are having a hard time

Wednesday 10 January 2018 | Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

All across Europe, social democratic parties are struggling to stay relevant. One of the oldest political ideologies is in crisis. An overview of the current situation.

Turkey: The number of asylum requests has tripled over the last two years

Monday 18 December 2017 | Fazıla Mat
| OBC Transeuropa

Following the attempted coup d'état, the number of asylum requests from Turkish citizens for countries in the EU, Germany in particular, continues to rise.

Lessons learned from 2017 and expectations for 2018

Friday 29 December 2017 | Cas Mudde
| VoxEurop

2017 was expected to see populist parties landsliding all over Europe, which did not happen. Will 2018 follow the same path? Most probably not, says expert Cas Mudde.