This website is an archive of the work of Marietje Schaake in the European Parliament between 2009 and 2019. Marietje can be reached at

The XX Factor


Why do female candidates and politicians receive more negative coverage

than men, and why are they seen as less newsworthy? In this episode we
look at the case study of Italy with POLITICO reporter Silvia Sciorilli
Borrelli, and speak to one of the most high profile members of the
European Parliament Marietje Schaake.

Listen here.