How the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations ensures transparency of information about European political parties and foundations
Case 1094/2020/DL - Opened on Tuesday | 28 July 2020 - Decision on Monday | 25 January 2021 - Institution concerned Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations (No further inquiries justified )
The complainant was concerned the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations (APPF) does not make publicly available important information about European political parties and foundations, such as concerning their registration and financial situation. According to the rules governing its work, the APPF should publish such information in a clear and timely manner, however the information available on its websites appears incomplete.
During the course of the Ombudsman's inquiry, the APPF committed to make changes to address some of the issues raised in the complaint. As such, the Ombudsman decided to close the inquiry. However, the Ombudsman considered that the APPF could make additional improvements to its website to ensure that the information provided is clear, complete, comparable and extractable. She therefore made three suggestions for improvement to this end.
The APPF followed-up on the suggestions for improvement and made relevant changes to its website.