duminică, 26 octombrie 2008

Imbalance, bad management, manipulation or stereotypes?

Political Groups


EPP-ED-13 repr. out of 34 MEPs

Germany

France-Speaker

Poland

Spain

United Kingdom

Portugal

Cyprus

Austria

Italy

Greece

Slovakia

Lithuania

Belgium

PSE-12 repr. out of 34 MEPs

Germany-Speaker

France

Spain

Ireland

Hungary

Malta

Slovenia

Czech Republic

Finland

Bulgaria

Netherlands

Latvia

ALDE-6 repr. out of 34 MEPs

Denmark-Speaker

United Kingdom

France

Poland

Estonia

Romania

Greens- 3 repr. out of 34 MEP

Germany-Speaker

Luxembourg-2 representatives (most probably an error of the Organizers)

Press

  1. conservative press-2
  2. left-oriented press-2
  3. rainbow press-1

Lobbyists-4

Ministers of the Council of the European Union

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

Sweden does not have a parliamentary representative (most probably an error of the Organizers).

15 German participants (German=nationality+country of residence)

7 will act as Ministers

4 will act as MEPs

3 will act as journalists

1 will act as lobbyist

They represent 22% of the total number of participants.

First class- countries (with more than one MEP)

Germany-3 (EPP, PSE, Greens)

France-3 (EPP, PSE, ALDE)

Poland-2 (EPP, ALDE)

Spain-2 (EPP, PSE)

UK-2 (EPP, Liberals)

The number of participants coming from first class-countries and playing the role of a MEP from EPP or ALDE (7) is bigger than the number of participants coming from first class-countries and playing the role of a MEP from PSE or the Greens (1). Therefore I must say that it is possible the building of a political alliance during MEU Konstanz 2008 because participants coming from countries with a strong representation within MEU Konstanz might tend to adopt the attitude of the strongest political block, that is EPP-ED, with 5 major powers in the European Parliament of MEU Konstanz 2008. So, the right-oriented parties would create a solid block against the left-oriented parties. I also noticed that only one MEP from PSE comes from a first-class country.

Another political alliance: France has 4 places in MEU Konstanz 2008 (3 MEPs and 1 Minister). How many German participants do you think have the role of a French representative (either MEP, either Minister)? Genau, 3 French roles out of 4 were given to the German participants. So write down this: political alliance within the Council and the European Parliament between Germany and France. Another argument to my presentation is the fact that Germany and France control 3 positions of Speaker out of 4. And it will be very hard for participants coming from second-class countries to have a strong point within EPP-ED meetings, for instance.

I said already that out of 15 German participants, 4 will act as MEPs. Most of them represent right-oriented parties.

The Council of the European Union within MEU Konstanz 2008 is strongly influenced by the fact that the German participants were given 4 out 5 places of the first-class countries. So, out of 27 Ministers, Germany, France, Poland, Spain and UK will have the power to arrange an official decision regarding the topic, the use of biofuels.

Concerning the press: it is very important to see why and how the Organizers of MEU Konstanz seized also the power of the press. Out of 5 journalist-roles only 2 belong to non-German participants, particularily the roles of the left-oriented journalists.

My predictions are the following:

The Organizers of the MEU Konstanz 2008 wanted (a very likely possibility) to please the strongest political party in the European Parliament, EPP-ED, which controls the president of the European Commission, the president of the European Parliament and the European Commissioner for Education and Culture, Jan Figel (also from EPP-ED), who sponsors MEU Konstanz 2008 through Youth in Action Programme.

Your objections may be the following:

It is not Germany which has given the biggest number of participants. Yes, it is Germany.

The big number of German participants can be explained by the fact that MEU Konstanz did not get to the target-group of youth as expected and the German Organizers from UNI

Konstanz had to fill the breach. It is possible, but, as I already showed, this can and probably will create political imbalance within the Simulation Conference.

I will send an email to the Organizers in which I will bring in their notice the fact that Luxembourg has 2 Green MEPs and Sweden does not have a MEP at all. Probably they will revise this by assigning one of the Green MEPs from Luxembourg to Sweden. As far as I noticed, this was due to a name mix-up.

I hope that these comments will not be the reason for me to be kicked out from MEU Konstanz 2008.
I want to assure my readers that I will verify these ideas thoroughly right within the Simulation proper.

N.B. This is updated now .

Later edit1

Look what the Organizers wrote in a research manual for MEU Konstanz 2008 sent to all participants 11 days ago:

Furthermore, we have reduced the number of countries represented in the parliamentary groups.

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