Thursday 12 February 2009

European Parliament elections 2009 (48): Grahnlaw on the EU law foundations of the EP elections - update

Since Ralf Grahn runs the best legal EU blog on earth, I would just like to point to his recent article titled "EU Law: European Parliament elections".

Everything is in there, including a historical comment and other critical remarks - so don't ask me, ask Ralf!


Also don't miss Ralf's follow-up on the information provided by the EU institutions for the 2009 elections, notably the EP elections 2009 website I have also criticised some time ago. And don't forget the article on the bases for the number of MEPs.

Under the category "European parliament elections 2009" I am following up national and European activities on the path to the European Parliament elections 2009.

For an overview over all articles in this category have a look at the overview article.

For the five newest post see also the sidebar.


Ralf Grahn said...


A blushing thank you for your kind words.

But to return to the bread and butter issues:

I found it sad that the European Parliament had abdicated the information about the European Parliamentary election procedures totally to national summary pages.

There was nothing about the admittedly meagre common foundations and nothing was offered about the rights and duties of the members of the European Parliament we are about to elect.

Who should offer the basics, if the European Parliament abdicates in favour of efforts to be trendy and popular?