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TH!NK ABOUT IT - european blogging competition 2009 » Blog Archive » Why there are no true Europe-wide election campaigns - and why I am I a little bit disappointed with TH!NK09

The reason for the first part of the
question - apart from the election system that foresees national lists
- is very simple:

The national parties would need to construct completely new stories to
run a true European election campaign on the national level. They
would need to develop new arguments, inform themselves about what is
going on on the European level, get in touch with their MEPs and
discuss about goals and possibilities, something they haven't done for
years.

But national political parties don't care for what is going on in
Brussels and Strasbourg, they are centred in their little world of
local, regional, and national self-content.

by Fran on Tue May 5th, 2009 at 01:54:28 PM EST
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