Monday, February 16, 2009

Blurring the lines

It is reported today that the EU's 500 'information' centres are on "red alert" for the upcoming European Parliament elections in June.

Whilst initiatives aimed at increasing voter turnout should of course be welcomed, the Commission seems to have, once again, completely confused the concept of providing information with promoting the EU.

According to a report on the, at the launch of the 'information' campaign Lieve Fransen, Director General of the Commission’s Communications Directorate, "said the overall aim was to sell the merits of the EU to an often-sceptical public."

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