EC wants public broadcasters to motivate citizens for June vote

20/02/2009
In an attempt to boost voter turnout at the EU elections next June, the European Commission has asked public service broadcasters to put on air a “politically neutral” advert to motivate European citizens to go to the polls. reports the FOCUS Information Agency.
In a letter to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Margot Wallström, Commission vice-president in charge of communications, urged public TV channels to consider broadcasting, “without the normal commercial charges,” an advert prepared by the European Parliament.