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European political parties and political foundations – Statute and funding [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 13 September 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend the rules on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. The proposal aims to revise the existing, 2014, regulation ahead of the 2019 European elections, to address specific loopholes. The proposed amendments focus on providing more transparency, improving democratic legitimacy and strengthening enforcement.

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Written by Kristina Grosek (2nd edition, updated on 7.9.2018),

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On 13 September 2017, the European Commission adopted a proposal to amend the rules on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. The proposal aimed to revise the existing, 2014, regulation ahead of the 2019 European elections, to address specific loopholes. The limited number of proposed amendments focus on providing more transparency, improving democratic legitimacy and strengthening enforcement. However, a more thorough revision will be considered at a later date.

Stakeholders shared the view that the 2014 regulation needs revising in advance of the 2019 European elections. Furthermore, the proposal came as a direct response to the European Parliament resolution of 15 June 2017, which called for the revision of the current legislation. Following agreement in trilogue in March 2018, the new regulation entered into force on 4 May 2018.

Versions

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations
Committee responsible: Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) COM(2017) 481 of 13.9.2017

procedure ref.: 2017/0219(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteurs: Rainer Wieland (EPP, Germany)
Mercedes Bresso (S&D, Italy)
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

Morten Messerschmidt (ECR, Denmark)
Jasenko Selimovic (ALDE, Sweden)
Helmut Scholz (GUE/NGL, Germany)
Pascal Durand (Greens/EFA, France)
Gerolf Annemans (ENF, Belgium)
Fabio Massimo Castaldo (EFDD, Italy)
Next steps expected: Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/673
OJ L 114 I, 4.5.2018, pp. 1-6.


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