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EMI Background Briefing on Electoral Reform

At its Federal Assembly 2014, the European Movement International adopted a resolution on the reform of electoral law and the rules governing European political parties.

On Tuesday 5 May, the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) discussed a working document on the reform of the European electoral law, based on their earlier discussion on 17 March.

As a follow-up to the EMI resolution and the discussion on electoral law reform in AFCO on Tuesday 17 March, a background briefing on Electoral Reform has been prepared which summarises the discussion in the AFCO Committee and gives some background to the role of the Parliament in electoral reform. The background briefing, now updated with the discussion of 5 May, can be found below, together with the Working Document discussed. 

Furthermore, on Monday 16 March an opinion piece from Bernd Hüttemann, Vice-President of EMI and co-chair of the Political Committee More Democracy, Citizens’ Rights and Freedom, has been published on EurActiv: The case for common rules for EU democracy. The blog, based on the EMI resolution, sheds light on measures proposed by the EMI to strengthen the link between the European parties and the European public.

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