Alternative Futures

Members of the European Parliament adopt EU legislation on your behalf. But what if the users of this website and citizens in general could decide the outcome of each vote?

Here you can see what the result of 25 key votes which took place in the European Parliament in the last five years would have been, if the users of this website had voted on them directly.

You can also create your own scenario, by predicting how many seats each European political group will win in the European elections and see how this would impact EU’s decisions.

Your scenario

How many seats will each political group win? Make your own prediction and see what impact the changes might have on EU’s decisions

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Topic
How MEPs voted
How users voted
Your Scenario
1

Should there be a tax on companies that use robots, as a way to support the social security system?

49.35%
47.06%
3.59%
53.08%
31.59%
15.33%
0%
0%
0%
2

Should the EU introduce stricter rules on the privacy of online communication (with potential implications for the growth of digital businesses)?

51.46%
45.31%
3.24%
65.09%
21.50%
13.41%
0%
0%
0%
3

Should the EU financially support whistleblowers, who denounce wrongdoings by disclosing confidential information of companies and public bodies?

49.40%
48.35%
2.25%
68.35%
16.92%
14.73%
0%
0%
0%
4

Should verbal abuse related to gender identity and sexual orientation be punished by means of criminal law (with potential implications for freedom of expression)?

67.45%
22.48%
10.07%
49.95%
35.03%
15.02%
0%
0%
0%
5

Should asylum seekers be redistributed across EU countries on the basis of a quota system?

66.55%
24.10%
9.35%
75.53%
17.35%
7.13%
0%
0%
0%
6

Should EU countries be allowed to reintroduce border controls within the Schengen area?

75.52%
15.80%
8.67%
69.92%
21.99%
8.09%
0%
0%
0%
7

Should the European Union introduce penalties for the EU Member States that do not follow EU rules on the treatment of animals?

68.54%
25.35%
6.10%
77.52%
10.36%
12.12%
0%
0%
0%
8

Should EU policymakers support a quicker phase-out of fossil fuels subsidies?

49.03%
46.18%
4.80%
82.01%
8.37%
9.62%
0%
0%
0%
9

Should policymakers set higher targets to reduce methane emissions (which are mostly generated by fossil fuels production and livestock farming)?

59.18%
38.85%
1.97%
79.39%
10.82%
9.78%
0%
0%
0%
10

Should the EU levy a tax on plastic and single-use items to fund the EU budget, as a way to restrict their usage?

77.12%
21.73%
1.15%
76.89%
15.34%
7.77%
0%
0%
0%
11

Should a common minimum corporate tax rate of at least 20% be introduced in the EU?

60.09%
36.67%
3.24%
49.27%
28.38%
22.36%
0%
0%
0%
12

Should there be a European authority empowered to enforce fiscal compliance?

53.88%
30.30%
15.82%
67.07%
18.31%
14.62%
0%
0%
0%
13

Should a tax on financial activities fund the EU budget?

74.38%
22.55%
3.07%
54.74%
25.35%
19.91%
0%
0%
0%
14

Should there be a bigger increase in the EU’s multi-annual budget for the period 2021-2027?

72.62%
24.55%
2.83%
50.16%
21.83%
28.01%
0%
0%
0%
15

Should the EU spend more money to support small farmers against volatility of agricultural prices?

49.10%
47.90%
2.99%
57.68%
25.02%
17.30%
0%
0%
0%
16

Should the EU institutions promote renegotiations of government debt in the most indebted countries?

49.26%
25.07%
25.67%
64.45%
18.48%
17.07%
0%
0%
0%
17

Should the EU introduce common rules on minimum income, which would likely force some Member States to increase their minimum income levels?

54.74%
43.88%
1.38%
58.41%
29.18%
12.40%
0%
0%
0%
18

Should policymakers take stronger measures to restrict the use of temporary work contracts?

55.11%
38.36%
6.53%
56.64%
27.17%
16.19%
0%
0%
0%
19

Should the EU financially sanction countries found to be violating EU principles on rule of law?

67.74%
28.30%
3.96%
81.25%
10.10%
8.65%
0%
0%
0%
20

Should a majority of national parliaments get the power to veto EU legislation?

50.16%
44.32%
5.52%
50.47%
31.82%
17.71%
0%
0%
0%
21

Should the European Defence Union ultimately lead to the establishment of a European Armed Forces?

55.14%
43.42%
1.45%
58.16%
27.82%
14.02%
0%
0%
0%
22

Should the EU pursue closer trade relations with the United States?

61.50%
33.99%
4.51%
46.33%
28.96%
24.71%
0%
0%
0%
23

Should the EU end its policy of economic sanctions against Russia?

57.14%
42.24%
0.62%
52.36%
28.93%
18.71%
0%
0%
0%
24

Should EU policymakers take measures to limit China’s exports into the EU market?

57.19%
37.63%
5.19%
45.85%
29.14%
25.01%
0%
0%
0%
25

Should the EU support the recognition of Palestine statehood and the two-state solution?

71.45%
12.63%
15.93%
68.27%
12.76%
18.97%
0%
0%
0%