First off: I have not had the honour to encounter any EP-campaign efforts whatsoever in the Netherlands yet. Hereby, I’m not counting the sighting of one of the official EP-campaign posters since it was gone already after a week (budget constraints?) and really, could they have printed the date of the elections even smaller?
Besides this, I have not yet been presented with any reason to go vote, in the case I had not already been planning to do so; lately I’m having a hard time to convince my family why they actually should do so. “Look at this apple. Just imagine how many European laws are between the sowing of a small apple seed in Southern Spain by Gregori from Poland and you eating this apple in the Netherlands.”
However, apparently the parties are trying to get them involved: according to one of our major newspapers, all kinds of gifts are being handed out by the Euro-politicians to increase their popularity. The one I would like to nominate for the already fiercely coveted (Departing VVD MEP Jules Maaten was allegedly overheard saying “I would do anything to win it!”, while giving away pocket-ventilators with the text “fan of Europe”) “Most-Ridiculous-Campaign-Effort” Award: a condom distributed by GroenLinks, accompanied by the line “Ik heb zin in Europese Gemeenschap”, which can be loosely translated to, “I feel like doing it European Style”.
Hereby, I call upon you to share with us your own nominees
Post them in the comments or send me a message at the Th!nk-platform; shortly stating the what & why of your nomination, along with a picture if available. Around election-time a completely independent jury will pick the winner.