EDC comments Authority for European Parties’ reply to Ombudsman inquiry

In the framework of the European Ombudsman’s inquiry, opened following a complaint by European Democracy Consulting (EDC), the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations (APPF) provided its reply to the complaint. Upon proposal from the Ombudsman, European Democracy Consulting provided its comments of this reply.

On 26 June 2020, European Democracy Consulting lodged an official complaint to the Office of the European Ombudsman in relation to the failure of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations (APPF) to implement its transparency requirements under EU Regulation 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations.

On 28 July, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly announced her decision to open an inquiry into the APPF’s compliance with its transparency obligations. The APPF was invited to provide a reply on the issues raised in the complaint, which it did on 5 October. In turn, European Democracy Consulting was invited to comment upon the APPF’s reply.

Read our full comments on European Democracy Consulting's website, at https://eudemocracy.eu/edc-comments-authority-for-european-parties-reply-to-ombudsman-inquiry (click here for the PDF report).