Parliament prepares for tough election year, unveils campaign

Euractiv, 10.09.2013

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The day before European Commission President José Manuel Barroso was due to deliver maybe his last state of the union speech,  the European Parliament unveiled its information campaign for the European elections 2014 with the slogan "this time it's different". […]

There was also the risk that the European parties’ campaigns became the results of the lowest common denominator, said Janis Emmanouilidis, senior policy analyst at the European Policy Centre. “There is a risk that they won’t agree and won’t tackle the most difficult issues,” he said, adding that the issue of the banking union for example had split not only member states but also political parties. [...]

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