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15-06-2021 16:45
The statute and funding of European political parties and political foundations

Altiero Spinelli 3G-3 + Interactio
Europe has faced major challenges over the past six months but is looking forward and investing in long-term solutions. To tackle the fallout of Covid-19, the EU released unprecedented funds to support people, jobs and research. To face the climate emergency, Parliament continued its fight for greener politics and more ambitious goals. Europe has faced major challenges over the past six months but is looking forward and investing in long-term solutions. To tackle the fallout of Covid-19, the EU released unprecedented funds to support people, jobs and research. To face the climate emergency, Parliament continued its fight for greener politics and more ambitious goals.
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Before the end of 2021, Parliament is to adopt a report on the application so far, of Regulation No. 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. AFCO is the lead committee and the hearing is intended to facilitate the committee's analysis of how the regulation is being applied and which improvements could be made. The rapporteurs for the draft report are Mr. R. Wieland (PPE) and Mr. C. Goerens (Renew).

European political parties and political foundations can significantly enhance the European dimension in the political debate among citizens, thereby strengthening the democratic legitimacy of the Union. Regulation No 1141/2014, gives political parties and foundations that meet several conditions the opportunity to become European legal entities and consequently, to have access to funding from the EU budget.

Continuing from the discussion of 25 May with invited academic experts, members will have another exchange of views, this time with representatives of the ten registered European political parties, as well as with the Director of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations. High level officials from Parliament's administration will also be contributing to the discussion.

The public hearing will be webstreamed.