Dark patterns: born to mislead  in depth

Quarta-Feira, 13 de Novembro de 2019 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

Digital platforms often trick users into giving up their personal data or buying particular products. These “dark patterns” go against European legislation, but authorities are struggling to combat them.

Not just apps: privacy, personal data and COVID-19 in the western Balkans 

Segunda-Feira, 18 de Maio de 2020 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

The measures adopted by some Balkan countries to contain the pandemic have raised perplexity in associations and researchers who deal with privacy and digital rights. Emergency actions, derogating from the national rules of law, could translate into mass surveillance tools.

Macron’s rule comes without Parliamentary debates

Quarta-Feira, 19 de Junho de 2019 | VoxEurop

In the light of a historical comparison with previous governments, the current French executive comes second in the use of a legislative tool that limits Parliamentary prerogatives.

It takes some time to become a government

Terça-Feira, 30 de Julho de 2019 | VoxEurop

As Pedro Sanchez failed in its second attempt to become Prime Minister of Spain, we take a look at an infographic which uncovers how long it takes, on average and across Europe, to form a government.

About electoral systems

Terça-Feira, 12 de Novembro de 2019 | VoxEurop

In the light of yet another deadlock-looking-outcome for Spain, an article in ElPaìs highlights the role electoral systems play in shaping electoral results. 

Understanding the rise of Spain’s far-right

Terça-Feira, 19 de Novembro de 2019 | VoxEurop

In the aftermath of the latest Spanish elections, media in the country focus on the rise of the far-right party, Vox.

UK 2019 elections: the importance of being earnestly tactical

Segunda-Feira, 9 de Dezembro de 2019 | VoxEurop

This week, almost three and a half years after the EU referendum, UK voters are called to the ballot boxes to renew the Parliament and, therefore, define the ultimate destiny of the Brexit saga. Tactical voting might well make the difference. 

Climate change fractures the European Parliament

Quarta-Feira, 27 de Novembro de 2019 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

While climate change may be drawing the attention of the public, MEPs’ twitter profiles seem to find relatively little room for it.

Os europeus deixados de fora das eleições europeias  in depth

Quinta-Feira, 31 de Janeiro de 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Gina Pavone
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Aproximadamente 17 milhões de cidadãos europeus vivem num Estado-membro diferente do seu país de origem. Estes cidadãos têm o direito de votar para o Parlamento Europeu no país onde residem, mas quase nenhum deles o faz. É uma oportunidade desperdiçada para uma política mais transnacional.