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Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op vrijdag 5 juni 2009, 13:59.

On the night the European election results are announced, Sunday 7 June, the European Parliament's Press Service will provide a full range of services to enable the media and the general public to follow the exit polls and official results as they come in.

This note gives an overview of the main events, products and facilities being organised, including high-profile debates, webstreamed TV programmes and post-election press conferences.


Three TV debates with prominent public figures on major issues facing Europe today.

Each organised and moderated by journalists from a different pan-European public TV channel. Broadcast on that channel and on EbS, europarlTV and EPLive (22 EU official languages + Arabic + Russian).

Venue: VoxBox area, 3rd floor PHS building.   Participants to be announced nearer the date.

  • 7.15-7.50pm   The economic and financial crisis (France 24 and Radio France International)
  • 8-8.30pm      Social aspects of the crisis. Relaunching the economy.  (Euronews) 
  • 8.40-9.30pm  Democracy and citizenship in the EU. Quo Vadis Europa? (Canal 24H/TVE)

From 10pm: Projection of election results on giant screen in Plenary Chamber

Broadcast on EbS and europarlTV.

From 11pm: Post-election press conference on multiplex screen in Plenary Chamber

Outgoing President Pöttering and the EP's political group chairs, speaking from Brussels and national capitals, will comment on the first wave of election results.  As the technology is interactive, journalists will be able to put questions to the MEPs.  Broadcast on EbS, EP Live and europarlTV.

Monday 8 June   Further press conferences by political groups (details to be announced)


Audiovisual service:  3rd floor of PHS/ASP will become a giant "TV zone"

For use of media and information professionals, including special platform around the VoxBox and areas with individual backdrops for political groups - complete details including all the relevant contacts for audiovisual media are available via the link below

General queries can be addressed to:  Hotline Newsdesk   tel. +32 2 284 17 10   mobile +32 498 98 35 77   (please indicate "Election night" in the Subject of any emails)

Facilities for journalists

Press officers will be in the Brussels press room PHS 0B01 to provide information in 22 languages on exit polls and official results

Workstations will be available to journalists in the press room on a first come, first served basis.

A news desk in front of Plenary Chamber will brief print and audiovisual media on latest news.


europarlTV (in 22 languages)

  • Live streaming of the three debates (see above);
  • europarltv will do live interviews with pundits and show stories shot earlier that day, until the first official figures are in;
  • Announcement of results from 10pm;
  • Live streaming of press conference from 11pm;
  • Close at around midnight with final comments on pie-chart and shape of EP for 7th term.

EP website (written material in 22 languages)

  • Election in quotes;
  • Opportunity for the public to comment on the elections via the website's Current debate icon;
  • Photo slideshows from inside the European Parliament;
  • Social networks: 'twitter', 'facebook', 'my space' will have regular updates in 22 languages between 4-7 June about election developments and results.