Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are the only figures directly representing citizens at an EU institution as deputies elected in general elections. This is why they should be particularly responsible for contact with the citizens of Europe. Currently, amongst the ever growing methods of communication are various Internet tools. Do the Members of the European Parliament use them willingly? What kind of actions do they take in this regard?
European politics online. The case of the Polish Members of European Parliament is a publication summarising the Internet activities of the Polish MEPs and their use of Internet tools for communication with the citizens in the fi rst half of the European Parliament’s seventh term. The authors analysed MEPs’ websites, their Facebook fanpages, blogs and Twitter accounts. They also tried to assess whether MEPs devote their Internet activities to subjects concerning the European Union or rather
to internal Polish affairs.