On 17 March the European parliament launched its communication campaign in view of the European elections in June 2009. The German agency which produced it has, for the first time in EU history, used elements taken from concrete politics to encourage participation.
The beneficial properties of mushrooms are renowned: springing up out of the ground from nothing, they are one of the first foods eaten by human beings. What is perhaps less well known is that it may well be the mushroom which was responsible for the birth of the human species
The European parliament in Brussels is an enormous machine employing thousands of people. The enterprise is large enough to make an impression on any passing visitor, and diverse enough to allow them to discover the undercurrent of inequality lying hidden behind the veil of democracy