Motion for a resolution - B8-0405/2017Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the funding of political parties and political foundations at European level

12.6.2017 - (2017/2733(RSP))

to wind up the debate on the statement by the Commission
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure

Rainer Wieland on behalf of the PPE Group
Mercedes Bresso on behalf of the S&D Group
Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz on behalf of the ALDE Group
Josep-Maria Terricabras on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

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


The European Parliament,

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

–  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],

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;

1.  Regrets the numerous shortcomings of Regulation 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.