Berlaymonster is rather critical of an ALDE-funded poster on the bridge over rue Beliard, asking What is the EU for? But big pieces of PVC above Brussels streets are not the only place that the centrist / liberal group is dishing out cash. The large banner ads today at both EUObserver AND Euractiv are both funded by them. Political groups – in largest part – get their cash from the European Parliament’s budget, part of the EU budget, i.e. from taxpayers. Now doing PR is all very well, but people around the EU institutions and readers of the 2 sites in question know what ALDE is. 99.9% of the population of Europe does not. So I think they could be using their cash more wisely.