EC wants public broadcasters to motivate citizens for June vote

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.