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A lot of these consultations are for stakeholders. I looked at the one on fresh fruit and vegetables, it's for stakeholders (not steakholders, obviously...).

In fact, under the heading Agriculture, the only "public" consultations were Eurobarometer polls.

Is there something I'm missing?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 07:39:56 AM EST
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What is a stakeholder? If you're a farmer are you a stakeholder?

I think that is a word that needs deconstruction. Maybe the whole EU public consultation site Your Voice needs deconstruction.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 07:42:40 AM EST
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I'm ruminating on the same questions you are.

Out of curiosity, I went to the contribution page for one of the stakeholder consultations and saw the online form you have to fill in. You have to give the name of an "organization". I suspect "European Tribune" is probably not an "organization" in their sense. A farmer runs a small business and would be a stakeholder organization, I think. In some document somewhere, this must be defined, but I haven't found it yet and have no more time today.

Your Voice is apparently (they say it themselves) new and wants feedback.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 08:40:02 AM EST
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Let's hack it to pieces and give them some constructive feedback.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 08:42:49 AM EST
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