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With regard to the upcoming Euro election June 2009 to the European Parliament.
I’m making an online poll in which users can answer a number of questions to see which candidate they match best. The questions will first be given to the candidates, afterwards people will be able to answer the same questions and see which candidate comes closes to their answers.
Which question or issues would you like to be included in such a poll?
04-30-2009, 04:53 AM
Hmm, what scope do you plan to have with this poll? Each member country has many many candidates affiliated with many different parties. How will you cover that wide range of candidates?
04-30-2009, 05:43 AM
Hmm, I'm not sure how you'd go about doing that but it sounds fun!
Are you really going to do it with individual candidates? Because many countries use list systems so you only get to choose a party... it may be easier to do it along the lines of the party groupings that the European Parliament is divided up into.
Anyway, onto your real question- I guess I'd like to see one about how they see the EU evolving, further integration or whether its gone far enough already. Maybe a specific question about Turkey would be appropriate as thats a big deal.
I'll give it some more thought :-)
04-30-2009, 10:07 AM
Should the people have the right to vote on the Lisbon Treaty?
04-30-2009, 11:08 AM
I just want to say I get a chuckle out of the Berlusconi (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/5249719/Silvio-Berlusconis-wife-wins-row-with-husband.html) affair.
05-02-2009, 05:07 AM
stance on abortion
05-02-2009, 05:48 AM
When can we expect to have a single, united, consistent (1) border and immigration policy, (2)foreign policy, (3) military?
When can we expect the EU to grow a spine and forcefully denounce the USA on Human Rights issues?
05-02-2009, 06:07 AM
Expansion and new members.
And where does Europe stop?
05-02-2009, 06:21 AM
Intellectual property law & the Berne Convention: too strict, not strict enough, or about right?
Should Europe have a general income redistribution tax/negative income tax to offset variances in income between states & regions?
05-02-2009, 07:49 AM
And where does Europe stop? At the Pyrenees, of course!
05-03-2009, 05:46 PM
At the Pyrenees, of course!Wait. Which side is it on? Can I declare Germany to be in Asia?
Hmm, what scope do you plan to have with this poll? Each member country has many many candidates affiliated with many different parties. How will you cover that wide range of candidates?Unfortunately I started much too late, and will probably only have time to make the poll for Danish candidates.
I have thought of the following questions (which I’ve nicked from various places), which you can answer
a) Completely agree
b) Tend to agree
d) Tend to disagree
e) Completely disagree
f) No opinion
53 questions (which I quickly translated to English) are probably way too many, about half is probably better. The problem is also, that many of the questions are things the parliament has no say in:
1) * The EU membership is an advantage for Denmark
Ecology, food & animals
2) * Cultivation and sale of GMO crops should be illegal in the EU
3) * The EU should prohibit transportation of live animals between member states
4) * The EU should create a common energy policy
5) * The EU should promote nuclear energy in order to reduce CO2 emissions.
6) * The EU should strive to become independent on energy supplies from the Middle East and Russia.
7) * The EU should have a common immigration policy within member states.
8) * The EU should have a Green Card system to attract skilled workes from outside the EU
9) * Immigration to the EU should be curtailed
10) * All illegal immigrants should be deported from the EU.
11) * The Stability and Growth Pact (borrowing and deficit limitation) should be abandoned.
12) * The EU should introduce a European Minimum Wage.
13) * All EU agricultural production subsidies should be phased out within the next five years.
14) * The EU ought to be able to collect taxes
15) * The EU should collect more taxes than today, to less the differences between rich and poor EU countries
16) * The EU must enact minimum tax rates to limit "tax dumping"
17) * The EU should enact harsh economic sanctions against tax havens
18) * The EU should have one common tax level on cigarettes throughout the EU
19) * The EU budget should be increased substantially
20) * All EU countries should be obliged to recognise homosexual marriages entered into in other EU countries, even if the country itself does not provide for homosexual marriages
21) * Abortion laws should be the same throughout the EU
22) * The EU should enact laws so the protection of religion and religious feelings
23) * Hash, cannabis and other "mild recreational drugs" should be legalised throughout the EU
24) * Euthanasia should be legalised
25) * Laws against Nazi and communist symbols and against the denial og the Holocaust/Armenian genocide/Ukranian hunger catastrophe should be enacted throughout the EU
26) * All border control between EU states should be abolished
27) * All travel and work restrictions – incl. those for East & Central European member states – should be abolished
28) * Turkey should become a full member state in the EU
29) * EU expansions should be put on a hold
30) * Eurozone membership criteria should be abandoned.
31) * EU foreign policy, presently determined by unanimous decisions, should be decided by majority vote.
32) * The parliament should be given more power at the expense of the Commission and the national parliaments less
33) * Veto rights of the Commission should be curtailed
34) * EU should expel those member states which do not ratify the Lisbon Treaty Lisbon.
35) * The cooperation in the Europol should be strengthened (requires abolishment of Danish opt-outs)
36) * The European Commission President should be directly elected.
37) * The EU should maintain a standing army.
38) * The parliament should have the power to fire a commissionaire found lacking
39) * The EU should enact minimum limits on maternity leave to be the law in all member states
40) * The parliament should only have one base, and not two as it is today
41) * The EU should collect more taxes to increase its donations to the third world
42) * The EU should be more fault-finding and insisting about the evolvement of democracy in Russia, including economic sanctions if necessary – even if those were to become very costly
43) * The EU should be more fault-finding and insisting about the USA and its direction of the War against Terror, torture and Guantanemo, including economic sanctions if necessary – even if those were to become very costly
44) * The EU should act together in its foreign policy
45) * The EU should do everything in its power to stop the Iranian nuclear weapon’s program, incl. with military intervention if necessary
46) * The EU should collect higher taxes to use for subsidies for wind and sun and other environmental friendly energy sources
47) * The EU target of cutting 20% its CO2 produce in 2020 is much too little, more should be done even it the cost is large in higher taxes/more expensive energy bills
48) * To bring down CO2, the EU should demand high minimum standards on car manufactures on how many miles per gallon cars can manage, even if this means much more expensive cars
50) * The Justice and Home affairs section of the Edinburgh Agreement should be abolished
51) * The Defence Policy section of the Edinburgh Agreement should be abolished
52) * The Euro section of the of the Edinburgh Agreement should be abolished, and the Euro be used as the currency in Denmark instead of the Krone
53) * The Citizenship section of the Edinburgh Agreement should be abolished
05-04-2009, 12:55 PM
Animal welfare. In particular, as Rune mentioned, the crazy hauling around of livestock around Europe to collect as many farming grants as possible.
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