Tomorrow EP will become huge media hubEuropost , Brussels
On Sunday, 26 May, the last day of the European elections, the European Parliament in Brussels will be transformed into a big media hub. Around 1,300 journalists will follow and report from the elections from the venue.
The media interest for these elections has been much higher than for previous elections. We never had so many journalists registered for the election night, said Jaume Duch, spokesperson of the European Parliament, explaining that this clearly demonstrates the growing importance of this trans-national democratic exercise, which is unique in the world. The spokesperson specified that more than 200 journalists are coming from non-EU countries, including 54 from the US and 21 from Japan and 20 from China.
The three EU countries with the largest planned media presence are Belgium with 259 accredited journalists, Germany with 207 and Italy with 104.
For this occasion, the hemicycle, where the 751 Members of Parliament usually debate and vote, has been transformed into a big media centre from which journalists can report on the new composition of the Parliament as the results from the Member states unfold.
Throughout the evening estimations and results will be projected on a giant LED screen of 27x4,5 metres, and political groups leaders and candidates for the presidency of the European Commission, will be present and react to the result.