Europeans looking for an alternative What impact did the economic situation have on the election results? The economic situation has had a significant impact on the results of the European elections. Economic hardships, such as the rising cost of living, ...

By Ali Rıza Taşdelen The European Parliament elections are being held between 6-9 June. We are in a position to make clearer inferences about the EP structure and the distribution of groups following the elections. We will use the data ...

By Ali Rıza Taşdelen From June 6 to June 9, the European Union countries will witness perhaps the most critical European Parliament elections in its history. Approximately 400 million voters across Europe will elect 720 members to the European Parliament. ...

The European Parliament has once again confirmed its interventionist and conflictive stance towards Türkiye on June 7. On that day, the EP has approved the 2021 Commission Report on Turkey with 448 votes in favor, 67 against and 107 abstentions. ...

On March 10, the European Parliament approved a resolution “on the situation of journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico”. The resolution states “Mexico has long been the most dangerous and deadliest place for journalists outside an official war zone”, ...

Will the 9th European Parliament really be any different from its previous incarnations? Even though we already know its composition, it is hard to say as of yet. What was undoubtedly different, however, were the elections that led to its ...

Why is the European Parliament election so important? This institution presides over extremely significant matters. For example: “defending European democracies from foreign entities disseminating misleading information or manipulating personal data of voters.” The EP represents millions of Europeans on numerous ...

The largest parliamentary faction, the European People’s Party (EPP), took an unprecedented step by attacking and suspending its own members. After the suspension of Fidesz’ membership, everyone is wondering what the future holds for the party – what will change ...

Ayhan Zeytinoglu, the chairman of Economic Development Foundation (IKV) which specializes in EU – Turkey relations,  commented on the European Parliament report calling to suspend negotiations regarding Turkey’s EU membership bid, highlighting the EP’s “erratic approach” to Turkey. He also ...