THE DISCUSSION ON FINANCING THE 2019 EU PRIMARY ELECTIONS STARTS NOW!

Date

11 Dec 2015

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EURACTIV ANIMATES OPEN DEBATES AMONGST EUROPEAN POLITICAL PARTIES

Press release

Brussels, 11 December 2015 - At a recent EurActiv roundtable, senior representatives from European political parties and political foundations indicated - in large majority - that they wanted to see the system of the EU primary elections of 2014 go forward, while pointing to a number of shortcomings that would need to be addressed.

“Establishing a framework in which transnational political parties can attract funding to allow them to run pan-European campaigns is one of the key elements of a successful connection with the citizens”, stated Dan LUCA, Senior Director of EurActiv.
 
EurActiv now plans a follow up debate entitled: “Financing the EU primary elections 2019”. On Tuesday, 15th of March 2016, leading EU think tanks from Brussels, Paris and Berlin will come together to present their ideas regarding the financing of the European primary elections ahead of the next round in 2019. 
 
In the second part of the event, seven European Political Parties (European People’s Party, Party of European Socialists, Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party, Party of the European Left, European Green Party and European Free Alliance) are invited to present their reactions on the proposals presented and what is possible to achieve ahead of 2019.  
 
NOTES TO THE EDITOR 
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