Saturday, 2 January 2010

Spanish Council presidency website is a failure (updated)

I totally agree with The European Citizen and Grahnlaw that the website of the Spanish EU Council presidency is a failure, uninspiring and absolutely not useful for the public.

Anyone who thought that the simplicity of the Swedish presidency website would serve as a model for the future presidencies is obviously mistaken.

So on the first days of the second decade of the 21st century, we see that modern technology and design are still not common sense for EU politics, but rather the exception.

Update: La Oreja de Europa, Jon Worth, and Nosemonkey agree on this, too.


DC said...

Lets spend presidency money in something more useful than in a 6 month webpage...

Julien Frisch said...

I don't think this is about money, it's about will. And communicating the work of the Council is indeed useful, so having a well-designed and understandable website is the basis for good communication in the 21st century.

But I agree, spending money on diplomatic dinners with over-prized food is probably more important than reaching out to the public.