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Our best memes of 2016

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Frankly speaking, the European Union communication strategy probably isn’t that great.
The majority of the common people in the member states of the EU have no idea of who Jean-Claude Juncker is – or more importantly, which institution he represents. They may not even know about the Parliament, and that they can elect it.
Populists, nationalists and eurosceptics have discovered this problem and they have taken advantage of it. Their strategy has turned the EU into a giant scapegoat, relying on the lack of immediate availability of fact-checking.

One of our goals is to cover this gap between the institutions and the people of Europe, by keeping people informed in a different way, a more conversational approach that does not frown upon being funny. Of course, no political topic today is immune to memes, and we were happy to dive in!

Here are our 10 best memes of the 2016.

#10

Germany will face its own election this year and they have two great candidates among others, but, sadly, we cannot say the same for the rest of the world.

 

#09

Guy Verhofstadt,  leader of the ALDE group: “If Scotland decides to leave the UK, to be an independent state, and they decide to be part of the EU, I think there is no big obstacle to do that.”

 

#08

Britain’s complex negotiations to exit the EU can only begin when Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon is formally triggered by the UK.

 

#07

Little federalist girl and her dream of a united Europe.

 

#06

Spanish, French, Italian… what about European?

 

#05

European federalist problems.

 

#04

Jean-Claude Juncker and his passions.

 

#03

Bronze Medal for: the reaction of Angela Merkel after the victory of Donald Trump.

 

#02

Second place. The perfect girl for a European federalist.

 

#01

And the winner is… Scotland and its “love” for only one Union.

 

This last meme in particular had a great success and was copied by many pages on facebook, but the most important thing is to share knowledge, because knowledge is power! Insert evil conspirational laugh here

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Mauro Armadi (Rausten)

Founder and Editor-in-chief of “My country? Europe.”.

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