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How to explain that since 1979 and the first European elections the powers of the European Parliament have increased but voter participation has gone down to reach below 50% at the 2004 elections?

ECAS believes that this does not reflect general disenchantment with the European construction – since the turnout in the European referenda was high. It rather reflects the weak communication policy of the EU in general. Factual, non-political and timely information is a basic demand. In the case of the European elections, people need to be informed about how the European Parliament works and its main priorities. If people are not informed in the first place, is it hardly surprising that they are less motivated to vote let alone participate in the campaign.

20 months before next elections, citizens do not know much neither about communications campaign nor about the content of these campaigns.

Come to our next confenrece to find out from MEPs and civil society experts what is being prepared for June 2009:

“3C’s for European elections”

27 November 2007 (9h00 -17h30)

European Parliament, Eastman building

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  1. “citiznes do not know much neither”

    yes we do, and it looks like we have better spell checkers too.

    “Enabling to make your voice heard in the EU”

    this is professional communication? I would suggest you at least hire an editor.

    What a dismal begin to a blog.

  2. “ECAS believes that this does not reflect general disenchantment with the European construction – since the turnout in the European referenda was high.”

    Yes, correct, turnout for the referendum was high, and… they voted to reject the constitution! Now what? Well, just call it a “treaty” with 99% of the constitution preserved and ram it through without a referendum. Very clever but also dishonest. The voters will eventually and sink this EU fraud!

  3. And yes, lousy editing, apparently the author can’t be bothered to spell check. Garbage in garbage out, eh?

  4. Don’t sweat it, Ecas. Eurosceptics don’t mind when *they* make spelling mistakes, and they are writing in their own language. But when Johnny Foreigner tries …

    I’d like to see David and Simon write something intelligible in French, German, Spanish.

    And as for remarks on content, don’t hold you breath. They only have one song, and they’ve sung it.

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