Friday, 8 May 2009
As we approach the European Parliamentary Elections on June 4th, the European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU) has published a manifesto setting out what the beer drinker should want from the EU.
You can read the manifesto here.
Copies of the manifesto are being sent to all candidates and parties contesting the elections as well as the usual media channels.
The EBCU punches well above its weight when lobbying the European Parliament. Apart from the 100,000 CAMRA members the other twelve bodies that make up EBCU can only muster a further 20,000 members combined. It is easy to underestimate CAMRA's influence in UK politics let alone Europe-wide.
So when the canvassers start knocking on your doors in the coming weeks ask them what their candidate intends to do for the beer drinker and whether they have signed up to support the key aims of the manifesto.