Saturday, 13 June 2009

To the Press service of the European Parliament

You have informed the public ahead of the European Parliament elections, and you continue to update the official results. I am grateful for your innovative and informative work.

We have now entered a new stage, where the political parties negotiate to establish the political groups. Officially, the formations are announced at the inaugural session on 14 July 2009.

There is still a month to go, and even longer before the announcements are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

I wonder, could you do something to bridge the gap, by collecting unofficial announcements of the political groups and parties, and by publishing them in one place?

Could you add an unofficial page on the election results, with the anticipated group sizes, because as it is, “known” changes are not reflected on the official results page?

I understand that you cannot take responsibility for informal agreements or statements by players, but you could indicate the sources responsible.



Ralf Grahn