Yet more EU politics reflections via Twitter today – I saw this from Janez Potočnik, Environment Commissioner:
'Now is not the time to put the environment in the back seat'. My speech to Greek parliamentary committees today http://tinyurl.com/3gjm5cl
— Janez Potočnik (@JanezPotocnik22) April 7, 2011
The link leads through to a speech he gave in Athens today – full text here.
The key message – that the worst of the financial crisis is over for Greece and now is the time to focus once more on environmental matters – is fair enough, but my problem is with the framing of the title of the speech. I had to read it a couple of times before I understood the point. Not for the first time in an EU comms matter, the framing is all wrong – it’s the words ‘put the environment in the back seat’ that stick in mind, while Potočnik actually wants us to do the opposite.