As ever more private citizens take up tweeting, members of the European Parliament are also discovering Twitter. And it is thanks to Twitter that an Internet platform now enables citizens to contact MEPs directly.
The website Europatweets offers EU citizens a further direct line to Europe and to their representatives in the European Parliament. The site is intended as a communication platform to bring citizens into virtual contact not only with their MEPs but also with institutions – the European Parliament, European Commission and European Council – as well as with parliamentary groups.
The aim of the site is to create an open dialogue on European issues. This works via Twitter, which enables users to exchange messages of up to 140 characters free of cost. Many of Germany’s 99 MEPs can be contacted via Europatweets.
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Last updated 08.07.2012