EU Tweets of the Week – #EPhearings2014 Special: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 9 October 2014

Jennifer Baker presents this special edition of EU Tweets of the Week on the Commissioners-designate hearings before the European Parliament; looking at the good, the bad and the ugly in the European Union Twittersphere.

  • Most debated Commissioners-designate were Miguel Arias Cañete – candidate for Climate Action & Energy – and Alenka Bratušek, designated to become Vice-President for Energy Union
  • The good: the #EPhearings2014 buzz on Twitter reached beyond the EU bubble; more than 200,000 tweets in total
  • bad week for Martin Selmayr, Juncker’s chief of staff was blamed for altering Cecilia Malmström’s written answers to the parliament as the document still contained some of his “track changes”
  • The ugly: photoshopped movie posters featuring the Commissioners-designate circulated on Twitter ahead of their respective hearings

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