Europe

The EU's Transparency Registry provides information on lobbyists and lobbying activities in the European Parliament and Commission.

Statistics

In an online forum called Debating Europe, citizens put their views and questions to European Parliament MPs on the impact of lobbying on the political process.

Opinion
April 21, 2015

Research by Simon Hix of the London School of Economics has led to changes in how European Parliament members are chosen, their votes recorded, and has impacted the debate on how the President of the European Commission is chosen.

Academic
April 28, 2014

A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society highlights the growing disconnect between EU and UK citizens and offers a range of ways to boost citizen engagement.

Report
December 18, 2014

A report by the UK's Electoral Reform Society argues that political parties need to modernise their structures, become less elitist and engage more proactively with citizens.

Report
April 23, 2015

Benjamin Moffitt of Stockholm University examines the rise of left-wing populism in Europe and argues that populism has both democratic and anti-democratic tendencies.

Opinion
 
The European Union allows individual citizens to propose a policy idea, providing they can get one million people to support it.
January 1, 2012

Georgetown University's Charles Kupchan argues that globalisation is the root cause of a crisis of governance in the US, Europe and Japan.

Opinion
July 1, 2014

Attila Ágh from Corvinus University of Budapest examines the status of the democracies that emerged in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse in 1989.

Academic

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