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MEPs no longer under the spotlight « Behind the Scenes

Well it seems that the parliamentary activities of your representative in Brussels are set to remain less than clear for a little while longer.

A brand new website detailing what MEPs get up to in the EU assembly - how often they attend plenary, whether they write reports, table questions or take part in committees - has been culled.

Just two days after going live, parlorama the brainchild of one Flavien Deltort, no longer exists. Instead, visiting the site will get you this doleful/cheerful (I can't make up my mind) little message "Due to the overwhelming volume of complaints, the site is closed..."

In any case, I like the three but-we-haven't-heard-the-last-of-this dots at the end of the sentence.

The stated aim of the website was to help citizens choose who to vote for ahead of the June elections with its pre-being-taken-down blurb pointing to the amount of power in co-legislative terms that the parliament has. Powers that are only set to increase if the Lisbon Treaty comes into force.

by Fran on Sun Apr 26th, 2009 at 02:08:00 PM EST
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