Its main element is the petition (I have also signed):
The European Parliament will elect the next European Commission. We, the voters on June 7 do not only decide the composition of the European Parliament, we also decide upon the driving seat of the EU: The European Commission. The composition of the executive EU body – the European Commission – has to reflect the vote of us EU citizens on June 7.
We call for the PES to build a new progressive majority with a strong Commission President.
We demand respect for our democratic rights! We demand that the Presidency of the European Council makes sure that the European Governments nominate a Commission President that reflects the majority in the European Parliament.
Besides the petition the activists put up relevant information on the building up of the Commission and speculations about Barroso’s replacement. – Not bad. However, the focus could be a little less PES-based. Given their awful record in the past months and the complete absence of leadership from Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, the one and only credible candidate for the Commission President job remainining is Guy Verhofstadt in my view. The positive thing is that also Greens should be able to live with him and as a federalist I have obvious big sympathy for him.
Let us hope that PES leader Martin Schulz also comes to the realisation (at least on election day) that it is up to him to bring together the progressive forces in the EP to block the Barroso appointment and propose an alternative candidate. Why not go for the big package deal together with PES-Greens-Liberals in the EP in which he could secure his own role as Parliament president and install the “social” Commission he is always talking about?! Greens and others are waiting for your first step. – Over to you Schulz!