The most boring webcast has been broadcast by the European Union which, in an attempt to increase transparency, has decided to let the world see meetings of its council. Few people can have lasted the one-and-a-half hours of the finance ministers’ deliberations on Tuesday.
The horror of the jargon-ridden meeting is described by euobserver.com. Afterwards Dutch finance minister said the webcast topics were “not attractive enough”. That is one way of putting it.
Only the brave will go to the webcast itself where you have the choice of listening to stumbling translations in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.
But EU officials do have a problem connecting with the people of Europe and complain that the media does not show enough interest. Now that we can see and hear the truth and know why there is so little coverage: there is little, presented in such a stilted, jargon-filled way, that seems worth reporting. That is if the reporters can stay awake.