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From our blog:

Following the Corruption Perception Index 2015 from Transparency International, only Bulgaria it’s worse than Italy among the EU nations. The issue affects the whole Italian national system but is even worse in the south, where corruption is endemic and the civil society scarcely experiments autonomy. This generates complete mistrust in the democratic procedures and sensibly reduces participation… Read More

Elige y Cuestiona, the Mexican initiative, to be launched soon. Mexico is now taking a step forward towards a new communication stage between citizens and their political representatives. Elige y Cuestiona (www.eligeycuestiona.org) is the name of the project that intends to provide Mexican citizens and representatives with a tool to engage with elected representatives through a moderated Q&A… Read More

Monitoring the Parliament at Times of War Since the military intervention of the Saudi coalition in Yemen in March 2015, the Yemeni parliament has been inactive and has not been able to play a constructive role in ending the political stalemate in Yemen. In view of the ongoing violence in various parts of the country,… Read More

„The Social Democrats gave up, we´ve got the names!” Exclaiming these words, our editor Martin entered the office room of abgeordnetentwatch.de on an, up until this very moment, rather calm morning. In his hands he held a list with names of all lobbyists who were granted access to the German parliament (“Bundestag”) with entry cards issued by… Read More

    In partnership with the petition website Change.org, the weekly magazine L’Express and the survey institute Odoxa, Parliamentwatch France (Questionnezvoselus.org) launched an initiative to empower citizens who started an online petition and managed to gather more than 100 000 signatures. The goal of the partnership is to give an easy and efficient tool to know the point of… Read More