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The process of EU enlargement took a major blow when it became apparent that once in the union, countries...

Smart Meters to fight climate change

  No more meter readers... Loads of initiatives are being taken by European Union member states to fight...

The quest for the Bulgarian Commissioner

As I have already written, the speculations about the figure of the Bulgarian representative of the 2009-2014...

Keep in touch with contributior and journalist David Christopher

If you want to keep in touch with journalist David Christopher you can do so here: David Christopher...

See Inflation With Your Own Eyes

Preparing my favorite cooked breakfast of bacon & eggs with fried tomatoes and baked beans on toast...

EU’s visa-freedom dividing Balkans

The “European perspective” is key concept for integrating western Balkans into EU. The main carrot...

Markets Show an Easing of Banks’ Stress in the Eurozone

ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet was quite complacent at the last council meeting. And for the first...

Srebrenica again - Hoax or Massacre?

The “Srebrenica massacre” is the greatest triumph of  propaganda to emerge from the Balkan...

And the new president of the European Parliament is… the one Hristo announced on Th!nk 3 months ago

So Jerzy Buzek was elected without any problems as the new president of the European Parliament. Of course,...

European Credit Rankings - No Uptrend Anywhere

Catch this graph of brand new credit rankings by European credit insurer Coface: Stable at lower levels...

IRAN – revolution postponed

Revolution in Iran seems to happen only in western dreams and media. Protests took place only in Tehran...

Lisbon2 in the Starting Blocks

Image via Wikipedia Today the Irish Government publishes the Twenty Ninth Amendment to the Constitution...

What next?

So the applications for the second round of Th!nk is open and this blog is being kept open too. The question...

Libertas R.I.P., but who called the tune?

I am not one to dance on other people’s graves, but the collapse of Libertas post the European...

Iran - no Revolution but potential for Change anyway

In my previous article “Iran-Twitter-Revolution”    I had some doubts that revolution is coming...

One Eurozone But Many Sets of Growth and Price/Inflation Data

Preparing this rant about the widening milkyway between Eurozone economic growth and Euro production...

Letter to the Editor of the Irish Independent: Changing hearts and minds

EU participation an ongoing evolution - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie Thursday June 25 2009 About...

ECB Shells Out €1,437 Per Eurozone Citizen to Banks

If your small-time loan you need for your kid’s bracelets is denied by your bank’s customer...

A Sustainable Food Industry for Europe

Jon Worth is a long time blogger and commentator on European politics I respect greatly. I have interviewed...

Blogging the European Elections and the next Commission

Cross-posted from the European Tribune. A conference to mark the end of the Th!nkaboutit blogging competition...

Improving voter turnout in the European Elections

Much has been made of the declining trend in voter turnout by Eurosceptics such as Eamonn Fitzgerald...

The results of the Bulgarian EP elections

The official results of the European elections have been finally announced. As for a Balkan country...

The after feeling… or how I didn’t go to vote this year

The European Elections are over. Four months of blogging, of looking forward, of Thinking About It. ...

Ireland European Election results unspun [Updated]

I’m out of Ireland at the moment and really missing the election buzz.  I’m a real junkey...

Latvia`s EP election observations

EP elections in Latvia have passed silently. The most attention was taken by local municipal elections...

Some trivia over EP election in Finland

From Finland came 13 MEPs, 3 Conservatives, 3 from Center party, 2 Social democrats, 2 greens, and one...

European Elections are over!

European Elections are over! Bump! An event we were looking forward to for four month. Now it is over...

BNP wins a seat in the North West

Well, it’s 2:15 am in the UK as I’m writing this, and the results for my region are in. I try to...

Europe just had a relaxed weekend at Berlusconi’s villa…politically naked and exposed!!!

Reply to George Iulian JIGLAU latest post: (Arguments in defense of the many who will not vote in these...

Swine flu grips Westminster

A terrible fever has gripped Westminster, the fever of too many snouts in the trough, leading to resignations...

Ok then, DON’T VOTE, LET THE DARK FORCES OF EUROPE PREVAIL!

Reply to George Iulian JIGLAU latest post: Democracy is not based on informed or not informed citizens....

Expensive talking barrack

After 4 months of following European news more closely my image of Europe has changed but I’m still...

Abstention shocks Cyprus

The six MEPs from Cyprus. From left to right: Kyriakos Triantafillides (left-reelected), Antigoni Papadopoulou...

Emine Gyulestan: “The Western Balkans and Turkey should join the EU when they meet the Copenhagen criteria”

Emine Gyulestan was born in 1986 in Momtchilgrad, Bulgaria. She holds a Bachelor degree in Balkan studies...

What do the Belgian politicians want for and from Europe

At the end of April I began my quest. My aim was to interview all the persons who were heading the list...

Arguments in defense of the many who will not vote in these elections

Tomorrow I’m supposed to go and vote. And I will vote, but my approach to this vote will be very...

Will EP elections bring a Hamas phenomenon inside EU?

EU is the largest single market in the world and the biggest donor in humanitarian aid, providing 56...

“The Lisbon treaty would give Brussels more control over Bulgaria’s unconsolidated democracy” says Boris Stanimirov of the Blue coalition

Boris Stanimirov was born in 1976 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He holds a Bachelor degree in molecular biology...

Dear Europeans, here are the results of the elections in Romania

2 days to go until the Euro-elections in Romania and, based on the latest opinion polls and on the electoral...

Reading and misreading the numbers

I don’t want to be a bore about voter turnout (it did, at least, generate a bit of a debate here),...

Facts for EP elections in Cyprus

The pre-election period in Cyprus in view of the European elections, to take place on June 6 on the island,...

The European Arrest Warrant. Goodbye habeas corpus and Magna Carta?

“We hadn’t even heard of the European Arrest Warrant,” Frank Symeou says despondently....

Question Time - Live Blog

Question Time is the BBC’s flagship political programme, a weekly event where the general public...

Candidates not party leaders should be leading Greece to the polls

There are only 48 hours left until the Greek public cast their vote in the European Parliament elections....

Balkans: Stop Mastermind – give Change to Locals

In March, Mrs. Clinton – FM/USA - commented in Brussels that the Obama administration was “determined...

Thursday 4th June: Voting in the European Elections in Yorkshire, UK

I just voted in UK. Remarks / differences with the Greek electoral procedures: 1) They didn’t ask...

last, but not least

The campaign for the elections has taken part during the last months. We all know that, it is not just...

EPP to be the largest party?? Barroso to stay?

So Predict09 have their final prediction up. They have the European Groupings as follows: EPP: 262 seats PES:...

Farage steps in and demands resignation of elections minister

From the off, apologies for the apparent UKIP obsession. It’s just that apart from Labour in freefall...

I will be so bored next week.

The last few weeks have been really hectic with the run up to the Elections here in Ireland tomorrow....

End Th!nking

Photo by mooste: I voted with a pencil for the first time in my life! I voted! Therefore I’m done....

When not voting doesn’t mean NO.

Euro-sceptics love to point to declining voter turnouts in European Elections as evidence of the undemocratic...

Is this THE WAY? or A little insight into Slovak politics

How it all started I was sitting on a train, my eyes wandering around, when a sight of an aisle poster...

Sectarianism reigns supreme in Northern Ireland?

Gerry Adams MP MLA and Bairbre De Bruin MEP Sinn Fein I am not a native nor an expert on Northern Ireland...

63, 46, 39, 32?

Back in 1979, the year Iran became an Islamic Republic by a 98 percent vote; there was a 63 percent turnout...

UKIP says they’re not on ballot papers - and might challenge result

Polling stations have only been open for a couple of hours and UKIP are already crying foul. Following...

European Parliament on Twitter

European Parliament has distributed a press release, saying that it’s possible to follow the EP...

European Elections 2009: A walk in the park

Campaigning season in the Netherlands is almost over; tomorrow, according to the polls between 40% and...

Audio: A taste of the campaign in Britain

Listen to the report: Gabriele Discepoli followed the UK Conservative party, the Labour party and the...

Audio: UKIP, BNP and Greens to benefit from British protest vote

Listen to the report by Gabriele Discepoli. With interviews to Gerard Batten (UKIP MEP) and Shahrar...

Dear fellow citizens…

After all the efforts and all the media coverage (short in duration yet surprisingly thorough in my opinion),...

Immigration: a national or European perspective for the media?

In October of last year, under the French presidency, EU heads of state endorsed the European Pact on...

“Vote or let someone else decide for you”

Welcome to the 6th JMECE Lab Newsletter : Euroelections “Vote or let someone else decide for you”.   The...

A case against EU apathy

The union is bloated and stale.  It’s bureaucratic beyond comprehension.  The press, let alone...

What Future for the EU Blogosphere?

When I’m not saying stupid things publicly in blogs about the European Union, I am a postgraduate...

“Turkey should never join the EU” - how the Bulgarian nationalists motivate their view

Nikola Rachev was born on Sept. 19, 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He studies medicine at the Medical university...

2009 Euro-elections: The importance of voting

Terry meets Dr. Richard Corbett, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber… All the materials are part of...

European Parliament forgot that Le Pen is not the Oldest Candidate

One of my first blogs was related to my visit of one of the regional primary schools, and in the end...

The final conclusion: neverending story of racism and hope

Finally, in the last days before the elections, some conclusions can be made, and our candidates did...

The real face of the BNP

The mask slips in this video of Marlene Guest - fascist, holocaust denier and BNP candidate. Continuing...

The ballot box, the bottle or the beach?

In the real world yesterday, Bloomberg was headlining: “Europe Unemployment Rate Rises to Highest...

Are you voting Party or Candidate?

There is one dilemma while voting EU elections in Finland. You draw the number of candidate to election...

How the Thinkaboutit.eu platform brought us together on the eve of the Euroelections!

With the Th!nker Christina Michael Conference on the future of EU democracy held in Leeds, UK on Friday,...

‘A stronger Flanders in a stronger Europe’

When I interviewed N-VA president Bart De Wever for a totally different project I asked him why he chose...

British student to take European extradition battle to House of Lords

In an article this week, the Independent set out how to “make the EU work for us, not the other...

Mark Mardell slammed by UKIP leader for “worst piece of radio journalism I’ve ever heard”

“They thought their election heralded a revolution - but what have they achieved?” In the...

EU-rap: “EU-EU what you gonna do?” Making EU Politics/Elections More Amusing!!!

Hope you like the EU song we produced on the eve of the 2009 elections to the European Parliament in...

Still Unconvinced

antyx@flickr I got an email the other day from a German university student - apparently he’s preparing...

The EU Elections are Something to Celebrate – Even if You Hate The EU

I’ve now organised a party to celebrate the EU elections with some friends on June 6th. Is that...

Who am I actually voting for?

Election-time is almost here and most people have probably narrowed their options down to one or two...

Only the nationalists care about European issues

The campaign for the European elections in Bulgaria has been quite apathetic so far. The campaigning...

Promoting elections in the Netherlands

Only in the last few days I have started to notice some promotional activities going on here in the Netherlands....

Votes for Sale in EP election?

A common utterance “money talks” is sometimes used also related to elections. One could suppose that...

Twelve Terrible Candidates…

…according to the Party of European Socialists. 

EP Elections - final step to new Lithuania

Even though this year our country is celebrating the Millenium of the Name of Lithuania, we still are...

Typical vs. glamorous candidates

In my previous post I was interviewing young Latvian EP candidates and asking their motivations for candidating....

Czech Republic: 22 chairs, 33 ballots

Next week is the week of decision. I’m still not sure who to choose…

Fewer Danish correspondents in Bruxelles

As EU legislation affects peoples lives in Denmark and other EU countries more and more, the Danish media...

Six days before my Day D

In Czech republic the European elections  will be 5.-6. June.  For me it’s Day D (probably ...

Europhobes and Europhiles: a new type of info-war in Plato’s cave

How to sell the idea of the European Union and the Euro elections? Propaganda, PR, Communications Policy….you...

Brussels, Lourdes, or Vatican City?

Slovaks who enjoy travelling and getting to places not accessible to anyone are surely very grateful...

Signing On and Sodding Off

If one can say anything about the European elections as far as Britain is concerned, it is that, like...

What happens to Thinkaboutit after the EP elections?

A lot of us, including especially the staff of the EJC, have put a lot of work into building a community...

Nine months thinking about it

Nine months ago, during the third week of september, I landed in Vienna to take part on a conference...

One strange story behind europarl politics

Few days till elections, I have come across one strange story behind parliamentary politics. The basic...

EU’s Kosovo mission widening - Minority situation worsening

The new report made by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) gives a bare picture about worsening...

A historic realignment?

The Irish Times has just produced a new poll directly comparable to the one I analysed two weeks ago...

Votematch

The English comedian/author/tv host/commentator Stephen Fry launched the webpage www.votematch.co.uk...

For more Europe in the Media NOW!

Only 9 days to go until polling places close in Germany. However, the media does not contribute to push...

A Joint Party to Celebrate the Elections? 6 Days to Go!

One week is not a lot of time to organise a group effort. Ideally, it takes time to plan and arrange...

Don’t dial a cliché

Lazy, old, male candidates, far away in Brussels - these are familiar sounds when talking about the European...

Why vote in European elections when the campaign has nothing to do with Europe?

Here’s a question that troubles the minds of Romanians (at least of those that know what the EU...

EU Parliament and Voter Apathy

  After having visited the European Commission and the Council, yesterday we passed through the doors...

Countdown to the EU Elections – 1 Week to Go!

And just like that, the elections are upon us. One week from now, people in the UK and Holland will finally...

One million strong for [insert cause here]

The Facebook page for fans of “ not being on fire” has almost a million members. This is not because...

Under construction

«To each epoch, its art. To art, its freedom.» Victor Horta The loudest sound in Brussels is not...

One man’s fight for the EP elections… or make that a thousand

Blogging about the EU seems to be like being the only one with a costume on a costume party - everyone...

Software becomes an election European issue

Free and open source software advocates are attempting to use next week’s European elections to...

Broadcast Bingo 2: Labour Party Election Broadcast, complete with unsurprisingly bad music

The second in my series on the UK’s party election broadcasts in anticipation of the European election....

The Elections Just Got Personal

So with just a week and a bit to election day here in Ireland, the elections have taken on a new importance...

Voted already!

Today I voted in advance for European Parliament elections as during election Day I will enjoy my life...

The European Elections In Ireland - It’s Labour’s to loose?

I’ve been looking at Predict09′s latest predictions and from looking at the headline figures from...

Letter to (future) MEP’s

I created this video, because I’m disappointed with the content of the Dutch European campaigns....

First NATO impressions

    After the few remaining passengers got off the local bus, the driver shut off his engine. The...

Is it The Sun Wot’ll Win It?

Fits in nicely with our light bulb theme... ... and led them to claim the credit Whenever I have any...

Free-range blogging (the Canadian edition)

After a whirlwind day of criss-crossing the city, meeting loads of high-ranking officials, and consuming...

Journalists and the EU

  I had forgotten how narrow streets are in Europe. The taxi driver skillfully made his way between...

The Canadian’s Guide to the European Union

For most Canadians, the European Union is just that thing, over there, that does stuff relating to Europe....

Discovering the EP with Europarltv videos

While European Parliament elections soon are coming I was curious to see how EU propaganda machinery...

Libertas Netherlands on Torture - part two

Normally, it would be against my blogging instinct to refrain from using images, audio or video. But...

Libertas Netherlands on Torture - part one

A week or so ago, Eline van den Broek (sorry, just Dutch), the number one candidate for Libertas Netherlands,...

“People at number one”

Photo received from the Cabinet of Van Brempt “People at number one” is the slogan of sp.a, the Flemish...

Demonstrating: The milky way

This was the scene just outside the Council of the European Union in Brussels today, as dairy farmers...

Candy, accession treaty, minibook, and forget-me-not seeds

Today’s the day. The day I received my first promotional plastic bag from a political party standing...

EP elections in Cyprus: A battle between right and left

Three surveys during last weekend show similar trends regarding the outcome of the EP elections in Cyprus,...

“Female Candidates can be Elected with Preferential Vote,” Mojca Kleva, the candidate for MEP

Mojca Kleva belongs to young generation of the candidates for MEP and already has a rich political career....

Canada - EU Trade Relationship: Present Challenges

Europe’s present trade policy is facing the challenges of a wider approach to economic reform, as in...

Is that your MEP?

A couple of days ago the Bulgarian ComDos (which is actually a short name of the Committee for disclosure...

To Sum Up: We will do More for Everyone. From Slovenia with Pair of Gloves!

Catchy slogans present another aspect of political campaigning with which political parties address their...

Broadcast Bingo 1: Conservative Party Election Broadcast, complete with sickening child and Geri Halliwell

For most people, May is the month of bank holidays and occasional bouts of sunshine. For those unfortunate...

Turnout

After the introduction of the elections for the European Parliament in 1979 the turnout at European Elections...

“It Doesn’t Matter Where I Come from and How I Look Like, rather Ask me What I can Offer to You”

With these words presented himself the candidate of the Youth Party of Slovenia, Idris Fadul in the Slovenian...

Is it Time to Bury Nabucco?

Latest developments during last weeks related the EU’s policy of diversifying Europes’s energy supplies...

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This morning - hurray - I finally got some party campaign leaflets through my door!!! I laughed quietly...

Institutionalised Child Abuse in Ireland

So what has child abuse got to do with the Euro-elections? Well it’s going to become a major...

BNP voters don’t exist. No, really

Sorry, I know I’ve been blogging a lot about the BNP, but this is a corker. The BNP has been distributing...

UKIP-ocrisy? Or hypocrisy all round?

All of Westminster’s dirty secrets are continuing to flood out. The penny has most certainly droppped...

Owning Europe

It has been interesting to follow what is happening in Finland before the elections. The media seems...

MEPs and the Web 2.0

We are far away from an internet campaign for the European Elections like the Obama initiated for the...

Bulgarian EP election campaigns explode in Internet

In the last few weeks we can see something amazing going on in the Bulgarian web - all parties, big and...

Roche lambasts Krugman, Klaus and Ganley.

http://www.vimeo.com/4742916 I had a 50 minute on camera conversation with Dick Roche, the Irish minister...

Why cover EU politics when you can smear it?

British broadsheets consider Europe to be of such importance that leader articles on the subject are...

This is how the campaign for European elections looks like in the newest EU member

We’re now over 10 days into the elections for the European campaign and I’m sorry to say...

Margot Wallström Guest blog post

Thanks for asking me to be a guest.  I find the discussions here interesting and the project itself...

Political heavyweights or dying elephants?

In his latest blog Hristo notes the fact that in Bulgaria some political heavyweights have entered the...

Latvia`s EP candidates` promises

I just got introduced with all the parties programs which are registered for upcoming EP elections in...

If Eurovision took over the EU …

Photo: Eurovision.tv Fraser Nelson on the Spectator’s Coffee House blog offers an interesting thought....

Only Rookies Have No Plan “B”

As I read more and more about EU politics thanks to this blogging initiative, which provides me with...

Domestic heavyweights enter election battle

The deadline for registering party lists for the European elections in Bulgaria passed this Friday (May...

Relaunch border controls to show people the significance of the EU?

How to reach young voters? The answer is: Visiting a European University! Two MEPs Ria Oomen-Ruijten...

Data, Data, Data!

As readers of my series on the US elections will hopefully recall, I try to do my political analysis...

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy - And What Happened to Common Sense?

Monitoring financial and political news has become a very depressing task recently. While the USA enjoyed...

My Favourite EU Election Video

The Austrian Trade Union Congress (ÖGB) rediscovers class warfare in its new EU election video. Click...

Euro elections. What Euro elections?

… And if anyone needed any proof of how the already marginalised European elections are being...

There’s nothing British about the BNP

As far as I’m concerned, it’s pretty difficult to underestimate how awful it would be for...

EU’s big choice – Nabucco or South Stream?

Despite the efforts to save energy a strong scenario for near future is that the quantity of gas needed...

Even the swine flu has it, yet the elections not…

No, this is not a beginning of a silly joke (if I wanted to say a silly joke, I would choose the one...

“International Virus” of Europe

Ska Keller is 27 years old and goes for the Greens in the European Parliaments. Why do you candidate...

Expenses scandal - how differently European countries view politics

Photo: flickr It’s been the biggest story in the UK for a week now, but what are they making of...

Democracy - Instruction Manual

Bhadaru (127) walked 4km to vote in Himachal Pradesh As the expat community in Luxembourg (and not only)...

Planning an interview with Dick Roche

Dick Roche is the Minister for European Affairs and a member of Fianna Fail, the main Governing party...

Your EU Government At Work

If you’re out on the streets these days, campaigning for the EU elections, or just convincing your...

Libertas branch in Bulgaria denied EP election registration

Coalition “Libertas-free citizens” have been denied registration for the European Parliament...

Expenses. MEPs, surely it’s your turn next….

Photo: Flickr The parliamentary expenses scandal in Britain has shaken our parliament to its foundations. The...

Don’t vote Tory in European elections - says former Tory chairman

Photo: Conservative Home I mentioned the expenses saga in my last post. It looked pretty awful for Labour...

Voting is for everyone - videoclips

I’m not sure if somebody has already posted the information about the official videos of the European Parliament...

Need accurate information about the MEP’s that are asking for your vote again? Check out www.votewatch.eu

The beginning of this week brought the launching of VoteWatch, a new website aimed at reflecting accurately...

The Lazy Person’s Vote

I’ve been th!nking about the democratic deficit that we’ve all talked about so much. Sure,...

Sometimes it’s almost as if Europe really exists (at least for me).- Part II

A while ago I have already blogged about the sudden wave of interest of the Dutch media in the elections....

About a dog, a man, and a woman that will probably not help.

Etan already wrote about the, well, interesting viral videos that were spread to encourage people to...

Euro Wahl Gangsters

It’s the final countdown. Only 26 days until we have to vote, but except some election posters and...

Libertas: 300 candidates, 24 countries, 0 MEPs?

This was originally posted on stephenspillane.com I blogged recently about Predict 09’s Irish Predictions,...

Wahlkabine: A Decision Help for Austrian (and Other) EU voters

Do you have the same problem in deciding who you will cast your vote for in the EU parliamentary elections?...

Could the Elections finish Cowen?

Image via Wikipedia Ethan’s post about the fact that the European Election could be another...

Vote for an MEP? Yes, but let’s go to the pub first!

Question: “Can you name the document that replaced the E111 health form in 2006?” Answer:...

‘Euro realism’

‘Euro realism’ is the slogan of LDD or Lijst Dedecker, a right liberal Flemish party. It’s a relatively...

Breaking news: a leading Bulgarian right wing party may not take part in the EP elections

The right wing parties in Bulgaria are far from being united. I talked about four of them in an earlier...

Bologna Process & Globalisation

Evelyne Gebhardt goes for the social democratic party in the European Elections. What she experienced...

“Euro elections could finish Gordon Brown”

Bye bye Brown? I think it’s fair to say that if nothing else, my fellow British bloggers and I...

A divided city celebrates Europe Day

Cyprus celebrated on Saturday Europe Day, the Unity of Europe, but its capital, Nicosia, is the last...

Europe Day Finnish way

Due the election year Europe Day’s main event in Helsinki, Finland, got quite high level speakers....

‘Europe, let the people decide’

‘Europe let the people decide’ is the European slogan of the right winged Flemish party Vlaams Belang....

‘Because it’s time to change Europe’

‘Because it’s time to change Europe’ that is the European slogan of the PS. The Parti Socialiste...

Interview with Raymond O’Malley, Libertas candidate for the Ireland East Constituency

I got my first canvassing phone call for the European Elections today and spoke to the canvasser, who...

By voting we show the parliament our interest

Susi Maurer from Karlsruhe is twenty years old and studies political science. She will take part in the...

Vote rigging: the Bulgarian know-how

“Exitus acta probat” - Roman proverb Ancient Rome and present-day Bulgarian politics have...

5 reasons not to vote - courtesy of the Economist

Illustration by Peter Schrank, from economist.com In an article published yesterday, the Economist gives...

EU news and European blogging: Between domination and ignorance

I usually don’t write about Europe-related things that make it on the first pages of newspapers...

“Did you know the electoral campaign for the European Parliament has started?”

The electoral campaign for the European elections taking place on June 7th in Romania has officially...

Young and New Media Conference: Commission has closed itself from journalists

The EuropocketTV organised conference in Pablo de Vallbona (Valencia) opened this morning with a critical...

The EU. I just don’t get the joke.

I think we all accept that however important one deems the European elections to be, they’re still...

European Youth and Mobility… or busy MEP’s on vote mission.

I didn’t even get close to them. They ran away as soon as I took my voicerecorder and paper with...

Check out www.euprofiler.com

Just a quick note to let you know that there is a new website aimed at helping voters position themselves...

A visible opposition in the European Parliament

One might be as europhile as I am (and just a little remark: I still would not call myself “EUrophile”...

The eurosceptics are listening

Is there anybody out there? Apparently, yes. I wrote a post this morning on research that shows that...

Don’t risk in occupied Cyprus, EU Court says

Landmark court ruling means Britons could be forced to abolish homes in Cyprus  Thousands of property...

Swine Flu as Cover Up of Real Problems

Lunatic risk assessment can seriously damage your health (and economy, and freedom). Swine flu...

British interest in EU hits 20 year low. Will turnout go the same way?

The above graph is from Ipsos MORI. We’re just a matter of weeks away from polling day, and the...

Eurocampaign is 3D or Tell it with a chicken!

3D: Dynamic, diverse, and dramatic. Or rather dull, dying, and dreadful? No, I’m not going to talk...

PN/EPP - The Cut & Paste Way

It started with a plagiarised electoral slogan but now the plagiarism trend is assuming monumental proportions...

Where should I be on election day?

I chose to write a rather heavy post the first day of my guest blogging, as food for thought and discussions...

Candidates in the Mist

Fausto calls any reasoning that renders his championing of the Nationalists uncomfortable “convoluted”...

Think Big, vote green! Round 2

I started my series of interviews with Bart Staes of Groen!, the Flemish green party. Now, it’s time...

The Electoral Commission give us one reason not to vote in the European Election: pain

Thought it only appropriate to share this great bit of British advertising. If this doesn’t get...

Why there are no true Europe-wide election campaigns - and why I am I a little bit disappointed with TH!NK09

Hey, European bloggers and European readers! I’ve been asked by the organisers to guest blog on...

Promises of the Catchfools

Last Tuesday Latvian news portal Apollo launched a new competition, called “Promises of the Catchfools”....

41 MEP hopefuls in Cyprus

Until today Cypriot voters were presented with 41 candidates for the 6 positions for MEPs from Cyprus. The...

British euroscepticism - Don’t shoot the messenger

Just 22 per cent of Britons intend to vote in the upcoming European Parliamentary elections. Thirty...

Pygmy Elephant’s Round Up

The Dwarf Elephant at Ghar Dalam Museum, Malta The best time for a round-up on the goings on in an electoral...

Why we need an inversion of th!nking about the EU

In his TED talk, Dan Dennett speaks about the strange inversion of reasoning which allowed for the idea...

There are no Obvious Links with pan-European Campaigning

I already reported about main candidate lists for the EP and now, as Nikola suggested, is time to see...

“Home made” campaign material on the eve of the 2009 elections to the European Parliament: feel free to distribute among peers online!

“Home made” campaign material on the eve of the 2009 elections to the European Parliament: feel free...

Dare to change

“Dare to chance to an ambitious Europe, now more than ever.” that is the European slogan...

Will the new member states miss the opportunity?

The 2004 European elections were marked by a particularly low turnout. Reasons for abstention may differ...

What in Europe happens is important

A second opinion why the European Elections are important. Luisa is studying in Bremen arts and culture....

Why Giulietto Chiesa is candidating from Latvia?

Giulietto Chiesa Ok, as I was writing in my previous post, I wanted to investigate why current Italian...

Lech Walesa to speak at Libertas’ convention in Rome

Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa will address over 1,000 delegates from across Europe at the Libertas...

UN death camps, EU money, local negligence

I was just watching a film“UN death camps in Kosovo April 2009” about protest which was hold by...

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match

I feel like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Except I’m not tapping away at a shiny Mac (it’s...

Most Danes don´t know about the elections

Only 16 pct. of the Danes are aware that there is an EU election this year according to a recent Eurobarometer...

Only prime minister gives EP power

The power of the European parliament is limited. The more influence the EU gets, the more important it...

Europicnic

The elections to European Parliament are approaching, and some steps have already been made in order...

The politics of distraction

Today a Government think tank has issued a report forecasting that Irish GDP will decline by 9% in 2009...

Making the European elections truly European - a few proposals

Due to several time constraints, I was unable to write several posts regarding my ideas about the implementation...

‘There’s a first time for everything’ - My first EP elections!

‘There’s a first time for everything’, - wrote Allen Hamilton 200 hundred years ago....

Give me 10 minutes: My speed research about German web campaigning

A few weeks ago strange posters appeared in the streets of Berlin: a grinning shark – and next to it...

Economic Crisis or BBQ fever…

In Spain the unemployment has reached 17%. In Germany the economy will shrink by some 6% in 2009 while...

Danish MEP-candidates on Twitter

There’s not much discussion about the coming European Parliament-election in Denmark, right now....

Expat voting and why I am still a foreigner in European elections

For anyone interested in the voting procedure for the European elections when you live abroad, read...

The Invisible MEP

Czech Republic has 24 members of the European Parliament. I can name only a few of them. They almost...

European Election as check ability before national election

Disclaimer: Everything below is only my personal point of view thanks to blogging platform In my opinion,...

Born-and-Bred Frenchman as teacher

In the following weeks, I will introduce young, old, eurosceptic and enthusiastic Europeans and state...

When you were YOUNG….

Inspired by Anitas Kalmane’s post about Latvian candidates (thank you, Anita) I came up with an idea...

All or nothing or How to catch the last train to power

A few days ago the representatives of one of the governing Bulgarian parties NDSV announced the choice...

George JIGLAU, Ari RUSILA, Mats SIFFELS, George GEORGOUDIS and me quoted by the second best-selling quality newspaper in Greece

“Eleftherotypia” the second best-selling quality newspaper in Greece dedicated a page on the Thinkaboutit.eu...

Think Big, Vote Green!

I chose for my last series of posts a format where I hope to be able to draw some conclusions out for...

Cypriots most educated in EU?