The France Terre d’Asile organisation openly supported François Hollande during the French presidential election campaign. This support was expressed, for example, through a press release on 24 April 2012 under the headline ‘François Hollande sans hésitation!’ Since the organisation’s logo incorporates that of the European Union, this could give the impression that the European Union was also behind this candidate.
Is France Terre d’Asile receiving subsidies from the EU? If so, how much did it receive in 2010 and 2011?
Is it appropriate, in the Commission’s view, that EU subsidies should be partially used to support certain persons and/or political parties during elections? What rules apply in this situation?