One week until the European Parliament elections. Emotionally, there is nothing that catches my attention. Intellectually, there is not much to do what hasn't been done before.
Yes, there is more attention, but it all looks so artificial. It doesn't feel like a natural campaign, neither domestically nor Europe-wide. My impression is that both, politicians and media, have to motivate themselves to actually do something.
So do I.
It feels like they are getting up in the morning without the will to be active and only after someone kicks their ### they decide to leave the house and say something European.
There are no new topics, the discussions merely scratch the surface, I don't hear any argument that hasn't been made over the last months already. Quantitatively you can see the elections approaching, but qualitatively there is no improvement.
Maybe it's just deception about the low-profile character of the campaign, something that hasn't really changed despite E-Day coming closer and closer.
Maybe it is because I have been covering the subject for so long, maybe it is my own fault. Maybe it is because I have already voted.
But one week before the European Parliament elections 2009, my personal interest in the subject is the lowest in a year.
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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