|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: Secretariat General|
|Series Details||COM (2022) 734|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 25 November 2021, aiming to revise the rules on funding of European political parties and foundations. This is a recast of the existing legislation.
Regulation No 1141/2014 governs the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. Following the assessments carried out in accordance with this Regulation's revision clause, a number of loopholes were identified. It is also thought that the existing legal framework does not address sufficiently the need for transparency of political advertising. This was highlighted, among others, in the European Commission's report on the 2019 European Parliament elections.
The proposed amendments aim to:
Further amendments are introduced to address transparency in the framework of the emerging environment of online political campaigning and the risk of foreign interference and the infringement of data protection rules in political advertising. The proposal builds on the relevant experience and cooperation between the European Union (EU) and its Member States to promote free and fair elections in the EU, and combat disinformation and other forms of information manipulation.
The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 25 November 2021 as part of a legislative package aimed at protection election integrity and promoting democratic participation. The Council of the European Union adopted a (partial) general approach regarding this file on 22 March 2022. The plenary of the European Parliament confirmed its negotiating position on 15 September.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Democracy, Political Parties|
|Keywords||Openness | Transparency
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|