First published in 1999, this study will examine the nature of the difficulties in the UK, Belgium and Ireland and the accompanying need for parliamentary communication, setting that parliament within an institutional, historical and political EU context and examining its ability to mobilise popular support through the use of mass media.
Table of Contents
1. The European Parliament – a Parliament-in-Waiting. 2. The European Parliament – Situation and Powers. 3. The European Parliament, Members, Issues. 4. British News Coverage of the European Union. 5. British Newspapers and EU News. 6. MEPs, Constituencies, Parties, Mass Media. 7. MEPs and Media Coverage – the Belgian and Irish Cases with John Fitzmaurice (European Commissioner) and Professor A.C. Collins (University College Cork, Republic of Ireland). 8. Conclusions and Epilogue.