11.5% of MEPs are bloggers

August 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm 22 comments

Some of our regular readers may have remembered that in a recent post, we mentioned that we were undertaking a digital audit of MEPs.  The poor FH souls whose job it was audit all 785 MEPs will go down in history for their services to digital (thanks Jez, Ed, and Karen!).

Anyway we have looked at every MEP to see how they are doing on websites, blogs, facebook wikipedia and so forth. This post will look at the intrepid MEP bloggers. And here they are the key stats:
  • 82 89 90 MEPs have blogs, which equates to just over 10% 11% of all MEPs. A full list with hyperlinks is at the bottom of this post.
  • France and UK currently have the most MEP bloggers (11), with Spain a close second (10). Germany and new kids on the block Romania follow with 7 8 bloggers each. Surprisingly Italy, a supposedly blogging friendly country, has only 2 MEP bloggers and is easily outstripped by Poland who has 6.
  • In terms of groups the socialists are the clear winners with 34 36 37 MEP bloggers and are some way ahead of the EPP who have just 19 20. Meanwhile the Greens, 10 MEP bloggers, are just behind ALDE who have 11 MEP bloggers.

Anyway, for the record, these are the MEP bloggers we’ve found (and been told about!) with hyperlinks to their blogs – if you think we missed any, do let us know:

Adina VALEAN

Alain LIPIETZ

Antonio MASIP HIDALGO

Åsa WESTLUND

Astrid LULLING

Benoît HAMON

Bernard POIGNANT

Bill NEWTON DUNN

Boguslaw ROGALSKI

Boguslaw Andrzej SONIK

Carl SCHLYTER

Caroline LUCAS

Cătălin-Ioan NECHIFOR

Christels SCHALDEMOSE

Corina CREŢU

Dan JØRGENSEN

Daniel HANNAN

Daniel Marc COHN-BENDIT

Daciana SARBU

David HAMMERSTEIN MINTZ

Dumitru OPREA

Erika MANN

Esther de LANGE

Francisca PLEGUEZUELOS AGUILAR

Gabriela CREŢU,

Graham R. WATSON

Gunnar HÖKMARK

Hanne DAHL

Herbert BÖSCH

Ieke van den BURG

Ivo BELET

Jacques TOUBON

Jan WIERSMA

Jana HYBÁŠKOVÁ

Janusz Czeslaw WOJCIECHOWSKI

Jaromír KOHLÍCEK

Jean-Luc BENNAHMIAS

Jean-Marie LE PEN

Joan CALABUIG RULL

Joel HASSE FERREIRA

Johannes LEBECH

Johannes SWOBODA

Jorgo CHATZIMARKAKIS

Joseph MUSCAT

Józef PINIOR

Jules MAATEN

Justas Vincas PALECKIS

Karin RESETARITS

Katalin LÉVAI

Kathalijne Maria BUITENWEG

Katrin SAKS

Laima ANDRIKIENE

Luca ROMAGNOLI

Luis Francisco HERRERO-TEJEDOR

Magor Imre CSIBI

Manuel MEDINA ORTEGA

Marek Maciej SIWIEC

Maria BADIA CUTCHET

Marie-Hélène AUBERT

Marielle DE SARNEZ

Marie-Noëlle LIENEMANN

Mary HONEYBALL

Matthias GROOTE

Miguel PORTAS

Mihaela POPA

Monika BENOVÁ

Ole CHRISTENSEN

Petya STAVREVA

Philip CLAEYS

Philippe de VILLIERS

Pia Elda LOCATELLI

Piia-Noora KAUPPI

Poul Nyrup RASMUSSEN

Raimon OBIOLS i GERMÀ

Raül ROMEVA RUEDA

Rebecca HARMS

Richard CORBETT

Richard James ASHWORTH

Robert ATKINS

Roger HELMER

Ryszard CZARNECKI

Saïd EL KHADRAOUI

Sharon BOWLES

Silvana KOCH-MEHRIN

Stéphane LE FOLL

Syed KAMALL

Thijs BERMAN

Willy MEYER PLEITE

Zsolt László BECSEY

Zuzana ROITHOVÁ

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chresten Heide-Anderson  |  August 8, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    An interesting analysis, but somewhat superficial. A quick look at the list of MEP bloggers reveals that of the 82 MEP bloggers 6 are Danes. Denmark has 14 MEPs while France has 78 and Spain 54. The relative measure of MEP bloggers is then DK 42%, Spain 19% and France 14%. I haven’t gone over the other bloggers. But my guess is that Denmark has the most MEP bloggers – relatively speaking.

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  • 3. kosmopolit  |  August 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing this list! That is very handy!

    Did you also interview these MEPs about their motivation to blog or how they use blogging….?

    Let’s hope blogging gets a bit more popular with the European elections next year…

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  • 4. Jonas Urbanavicius  |  August 8, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    You missed at least one, indeed. That is Mrs. Laima Andrikiene (EPP-ED, Lithuania). The link to her blog is http://blog.laimaandrikiene.lt/

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  • 5. Jon Worth  |  August 8, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Useful list!

    Perhaps it might be handy to list which ones are actually updated (sometime in the last month?) There are also some here that don’t have RSS feeds – doesn’t make them easy to follow!

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  • 6. maddish  |  August 9, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    There is another Romanian one, MEP Adina Valean from ALDE, at
    http://www.valean.eu/

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  • 7. fhknobby  |  August 11, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Thanks to those who have pointed out ones we’ve missed – we get them added to the list. Let hope they don’t skew the stats too much 🙂

    This is very much a quick n’ dirty analysis and you’re right Chresten that the Danes appear to be leading the way, proportionally speaking. When we’ve got some spare time it’ll be worth looking at some other criteria (e.g. men v women, young v old MEPs, new member states v. old ones etc. etc.)

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  • 8. Martin  |  August 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    thanks for the list, but for German MEP it’s not very accurate:

    1) You accidentally link leftist Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann to a working group of the Berlin green party (communal level)

    2) Blog of Jorgo Chatzimarkakis is outdated (last entry 2006), so I would not consider him a blogger

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  • 9. Julien Frisch  |  August 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Hi,

    it is really nice having the list, so thanks for you PA 2.0 people.

    Still, although it is nice knowing all these blog, and although its nice comparing figures between the political groups and countries, the content, quality, and regularity of these blogs are quite different and one is rather comparing apples and oranges than getting valuable statistical insights.

    So I would be careful reading anything particular out of the figures; the list is already quite something.

    (By the way: The link to Katalin LÉVAI does not work…)

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  • 10. fhknobby  |  August 11, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks

    Martin, do you have the link to Kaufman’s blog. I can’t find it, probably due to my terrible German,

    It is true that some of these MEPs are bloggers in the broadest possible sense of the word. However, rather than delete Chatzim and others, I think we’ll have a wider look at regularity of posts and other criteria etc and come up with our very own highly objective top three MEP bloggers in the hopefully near future.

    Cheers,

    Rob

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  • 11. Martin  |  August 11, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I don’t think she has a blog…

    Anyway – your blog is fantastic!

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  • 15. Sarah  |  February 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    To know the french bloggers candidates :http://www.mille-watts.com/compol/2009/02/11/elections-europeennes-les-candidats-sur-internet/

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    error for jean luc bennahmias

    good link : http://www.jeanlucbennahmias.eu

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  • 18. Joanna  |  February 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Daciana Sarbu (Romania) also has a very active one:
    http://dacianasarbu.wordpress.com/

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  • 20. fhknobby  |  February 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks Joanna,
    We will add Ms Sarbu to the list
    Rob

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