New Rules to Stop EU Funding for Racist Parties

“Last month, the European Commission finally backed a proposal for new laws that intend to cut off EU funding for racist or xenophobic parties and their associated foundations. The proposal demands European political parties and foundations to register officially under EU law to get a new legal status that allows them to receive EU funding.

To obtain this new European legal status, it is required to fulfill certain criteria and respect the values on which the EU is founded, namely ‘respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.’ The part regarding minorities is a new addition that will leave far right parties struggling to receive this status.”

Source: United E-News

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