With the European Ombudsman and Court of Auditors unwilling to address alleged maladministration, legislative reform of European party funding is essential.
European Democracy Consulting provides its response and recommendations following the publication of the European Ombudsman decision on the Authority for European parties.
Following a complaint by European Democracy Consulting, the European Ombudsman has announced the opening of an inquiry into the handling, by the European parties watchdog, of its transparency obligations.
A report highlights the failures of the European party watchdog to implement its transparency requirements under EU law. European Democracy Consulting lodged a complaint to the European Ombudsman on 26 June.