The Geographical Representation in EU Leadership Observatory analyses past and present trends of regional representation in the EU’s leadership.
Following a complaint by European Democracy Consulting, the European Ombudsman has announced the opening of an inquiry into the handling, by the European parties watchdog, of its transparency obligations.
A report highlights the failures of the European party watchdog to implement its transparency requirements under EU law. European Democracy Consulting lodged a complaint to the European Ombudsman on 26 June.
It’s not just a feeling: elections in Europe do take place all the time. European Democracy Consulting provides unique data and visualisations to understand the scope of this constant electioneering. Here is why we should care.
The Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations appears not to comply with its transparency obligations stemming from Article 32 of Regulation 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. This review highlights the accomplishments and shortcomings of the APPF regarding its transparency requirements. We hope it proves useful to you in enacting the necessary measures to meet the provisions of Regulation 1141/2014.
Fifteen years after the 2004 “big bang” of EU enlargement, is there an East-West divide in the EU’s leadership? This quick review reveals a dramatic absence of entire regions which must be addressed.
Nationalist parties all across the EU have long been feeding off the Union’s lack of democracy and are bound to jump on the way the new leaders of EU institutions are elected to reinforce their message.
[Published by EURACTIV.com]
With over 400mn people eligible to vote, the recent European parliamentary election was the second-largest democratic exercise in the world. Yet, beyond the vote itself, how democratic really is the EU?
[Published by Friends of Europe]