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Tag Archives: European Parliament
May 30 2013
The European Parliament is often accused of being distant from EU citizens, both geographically, and in its decision making. Many have also accused it of lacking newsworthiness, but is this actually the case? Katjana Gattermann has closely examined broadsheet news … Continue reading
Posted by: May 30, 2013
Mar 15 2013
Brussels blog round-up for 9 – 15 March: The European Parliament ponders absinthe, Germany set for a balanced budget, and is the Netherlands heading for an EU referendum?
Chris Gilson and Stuart A Brown take a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU centre and the crisis Lost in EUrope says that the ratings agency Fitch has finally downgraded Italy for its recent electoral choice, by downgrading … Continue reading
Posted by: March 15, 2013
Mar 7 2013
In February, after months of negotiations, the European Council agreed to a new multiannual budget for the EU for 2014 to 2020. Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the budget, Giacomo Benedetto takes an in-depth look at how spending has … Continue reading
Posted by: March 7, 2013
Feb 25 2013
Giving a voice to Eurosceptic MEPs in the European Parliament is an important part of making the integration process more legitimate.
While Eurosceptic parties at the national level have received significant attention from political scientists, Euroscepticism within the EU’s own institutions has generally been overlooked. Nathalie Brack uses role theory to assess the experiences of Eurosceptic MEPs in the European Parliament, … Continue reading
Posted by: February 25, 2013
Aug 9 2012
Low turnout in European Parliament elections is driven by the perception that the process is not rewarding enough for voters.
Turnout in elections to the European Parliament has been consistently lower than the turnout in national elections. Peter Grand and Guido Tiemann analyse the factors which keep EU citizens away from the polls by assessing data from the recent 2009 … Continue reading
Posted by: August 9, 2012