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New body to monitor political party financing

A NEW institution will be tasked with scrutinising the financing of political parties, according to draft legislation that the parliament is expected to discuss at its May session.

A NEW institution will be tasked with scrutinising the financing of political parties, according to draft legislation that the parliament is expected to discuss at its May session.

The proposal is based on some of the commitments that all the current parliamentary parties made prior to the 2012 general elections in the wake of problematic party financing evidenced in the Gorilla file. At that time, they pledged, among other, to create such an audit body, within a year since the election. Now they are going to attempt to do so, albeit with some delay, the Sme daily reported.

The body should be a state committee consisting of 14 paid experts. Ten of them should be nominated by the political parties themselves, while the remaining four would represent courts, the General Prosecutor’s Office, and the Supreme Control Authority (NKU).

Parties had promised to push through a stricter control over party financing within a year since the general election; but 400 days later, this is still not true. After several disputes and comments, the draft amendment should be passed in May, Sme wrote.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
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