Friday 19 September 2008

Tracking: European parliament elections 2009 (XIV)

Only every third Estonian plans to take part in the next European Parliament elections.

And what to do about it? Well, Euractive has discovered the wonderful possibility of the... internet. Wow! The internet! For an election campaign! I definitely like the comment of Clinton's former campaign manager Mark Penn, who tells Euractiv:
"I have no doubt that ten years from now campaigns in Europe will be so much more online and in many ways the internet campaigns will become a lot more of an extension of the EU."
That is the perspective for the EU online election campaign - in 10 years, we might have it.

Maybe more efficient to get more voters to the polling stations is the Irish strategy of holding European and local elections on the same day, on 11 June 2009, almost exactly one year after the "No" to the Lisbon Treaty (12 June 2008).

Under the category "Tracking: European parliament elections 2009" I am following up national and European activities on the path to the European Parliament elections 2009. So far: (13), (12), (11), (10), (9), (8), (7), (6), (5), (4), (3), (2), (1).


Ralf Grahn said...

Perhaps even better would be to finally achieve a uniform European law on European Parliament elections, everybody voting on the same day, and a European Union based on its citizens, instead of primarily member states. By the look of it, ten years is a short perspective for real improvement.

If the Socialists, the Liberals and the Greens manage to field inspiring candidates for Commission President, it might give the next election campaign at least a small boost.