The first insight from this week's monitoring is that the absolute number of tweets followed a declining trajectory, following the EP plenary days (22-25th of October). This signals a strong effect of the monthly gathering in Strasbourg on MEPs' Twitter activity.
MEPs of the EPP group tweeted more than all other parties and increased their amount of online conversations week after week. Also looking at the tweets-to-MEPs ratio, EPP deputies proved to be more active than previous weeks. They ranked third, behind the EFDD and the Greens/EFA.
This week MEPs mainly dealt with the Brexit negotiations (#brexit, #peoplesvote) and the local elections in Warsaw that took place on October 21 (#trzaskowski2018, #debatawarszawska). Instead, citizens mostly focused on Brexit and other UK issues (#brexit, #scrapthelicencefee).