Thursday, 15 January 2009

European Parliament elections 2009 (38): Germany's Left party spends 3 Million on EP campaign

According to the FAZ, the German Left, whose leader is also the head of the European Left, will spend 3 Million Euro for its European election campaign in Germany, expecting/hoping to win around 10% of the vote.

For a comparison: This is about 4 times the budget of the European Left in 2007 (published on their website), and 60% of the budget the German Left party plans to employ for Germany's parliamentary election in September this year.

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2 comments:

Grahnlaw said...

Relatively speaking it seems to be a serious effort financially, but the politics...

But what should we think about the €75 million Declan Ganley has announced as the target for the Libertas EP election protest campaign?

Who is going to fork out such an amount for immobilising Europe?

Freezing Central and East Europeans? Eurozone citizens who have been relatively sheltered? Investors who would need effective financial supervision? The new US administration which needs an EU capable of taking care of its own back yard?

The Lisbon Treaty is a disappointment, but it isn't half as bad as the Treaty of Nice.

Julien Frisch said...

I doubt hat Ganley will get this amount of money, especially taking into account that he lacks proper structures on the ground (which means that he would have to invest a lot of money into capacity building).