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I think asking people who have not been MEPs to name specific votes is setting the bar a little on the high side...

Maybe rephrase it as "a major political decision where you would have been willing to break ranks with your group."

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 08:04:45 AM EST
I think it would be prudent to have a division between questions for candidates that have already served one or more term, and questions for those that are new.
by Nomad on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 08:41:12 AM EST
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I think it's interesting to see if they have been paying attention to the EP for the past 5 years.

I would accept "REACH" or "the services directive" or "the working time directive" as an answer even if technically it is not a single "vote" but a collection of them.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 09:02:32 AM EST
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After a diary has fleshed out the questionnaire we could consider posting the questionnaire in a form to which  candidates could voluntarily respond by posting as a diary or as a long comment under the European Elections head.  Unless there is concern about spam posts.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 02:59:00 PM EST
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