I'm a parliamentary assistant in the European parliament and a satirical blogger, AMA !
My short bio: Hi ! I'm a parliamentary assistant working for a Member of the European Parliament (also called MEPs). My job involves doing basically anything that my boss requires to do his own job, so that goes from managing the agenda to dealing with lobbyist and negotiating with others to get my boss' ideas through.
I also happen to be blogging, for the past 5 years, on tumblr and twitter about the daily life of an MEP assistant, in which I try to show the lighter side of the job.
So ask me anything related to my job, the Eurobubble, the European Union, my blogging activity etc. I may not have an answer to everything but I'll do my best :)
And while you’re at it, can you give me your opinion on something: we always struggle in the European institutions to “connect” with citizens. It’s not by lack of trying, willingness or things to say, far from it, but rather a difficulty to find the proper channels or way to get to you guys and talk about Europe. So what in your opinion are the best ways to do that?
Full disclosure: I’ll be self- commenting a lot at the beginning to answer questions that were sent to me on r/eu, r/Europe and r/AskEurope, but keep the questions coming, I’ll answer yours right after :)
Proof: Here is my tumblr (mepassistant.tumblr.com) and my twitter account (https://twitter.com/mepassistants) from where I run my blogging activities. I confirmed my ID confidentially with the mods (since I could get in serious trouble if it was made public).
Hope you’ll like it !
EDIT : That's it people, hope you enjoyed it, I'll be doing a AMA each month, so see you next time :)