Party Financing and Referendum Campaigns in EU Member States

16-03-2015

This study has been prepared by the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam (UvA). It comprises 1) an up-to-date inventory of party finance rules within the EU Member States, 2) an overview of the regulations on referendum and issue campaigns, 3) an investigation into actual spending on the EU referendum, national election, and EU election campaigns, and 4) remarks concerning AFCO’s amendments to the proposed Statute for European Political Parties based on collected data.

This study has been prepared by the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam (UvA). It comprises 1) an up-to-date inventory of party finance rules within the EU Member States, 2) an overview of the regulations on referendum and issue campaigns, 3) an investigation into actual spending on the EU referendum, national election, and EU election campaigns, and 4) remarks concerning AFCO’s amendments to the proposed Statute for European Political Parties based on collected data.

Externí autor

M. van Klingeren, M. Orozco, J. van Spanje and C. de Vreese (Amsterdam School of Communication Research - ASCoR, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)