Šefčovič overhauls funding for pan European politics

Change comes after funds given to far right extremists

The political landscape of Europe is to dramatically change as new rules are about to be introduced for the financing of pan-European political parties and their associated foundations or think tanks.

In 2012, 13 Europe wide groups of political parties received €31 million from the European Parliament.

One small change with far reaching effects is providing a European level legal status for the bodies, which will allow them to get involved in campaigns and elections alongside the...

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