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Procedure : 2017/2733(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : B8-0405/2017

Texts tabled :

B8-0405/2017

Debates :

PV 14/06/2017 - 24
CRE 14/06/2017 - 24

Votes :

PV 15/06/2017 - 7.9
CRE 15/06/2017 - 7.9
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0274

Texts adopted
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - Strasbourg Final edition
Statute and funding of European political parties and foundations
P8_TA(2017)0274B8-0405/2017

European Parliament resolution of 15 June 2017 on the funding of political parties and political foundations at European level (2017/2733(RSP))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations(1),

–  having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas transnational political parties and foundations help to form a wider European political awareness and express the will of the citizens of the Union;

B.  whereas the funding of European political parties and foundations should support political activities in line with the principles of the Union and be transparent and not open to abuse;

C.  whereas Article 6 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 establishes an Authority for European political parties and European political foundations, to be set up by 1 September 2016 with the function of deciding whether the registration and de-registration of European political parties and political foundations are in compliance with the procedures and conditions laid down in the regulation;

1.  Regrets the numerous shortcomings of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014, especially in respect of the level of co-financing (own resources), and of the possibility of multi-party membership of Members of the European Parliament;

2.  Encourages the Commission to take a closer look at all the shortcomings and to propose a revision of the regulation as soon as possible;

3.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council and the Commission.

(1) OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1.

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