The EP elections are coming closer and closer, but I still don't really have the feeling that there is a real campaign going on, even less than 2 1/2 month before the big event.
Some little discussions here, some small campaign activities there, electoral lists are getting finalised, materials prepared. But I don't feel a real debate about the issues - not to speak about the persons, the latter being roughly quieted thanks to more or less tacit agreement on Barroso as coming EU Commission president.
I suppose that things might get a bit more visible, more lively in the near future, but I am still kind of disappointed that besides some increasing online activity of some candidates there is not much politics happening, especially not on the European level.
400 Million people, one of the largest democratic electorates on the planet, are asked to vote for what shall be the next European Parliament. No matter how uninfluencial, how ignored, how self-referential, how provincial this institution and its competence are: It remains still one of the largest democratic institution in the world. Just that nobody seems to care - including, most astonishingly, the political actors involved.
Imagine there are European elections, and no one wants to discuss European issues...!
Under the category "European parliament elections 2009" I am following up national and European activities on the path to the European Parliament elections 2009.
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