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Document 31983Y1029(01)

Rules governing the use of the appropriations for reimbursement of expenditure incurred by the political groupings having taken part in the 1984 european elections

OJ C 293, 29.10.1983, p. 1–2 (DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 29/10/1983

31983Y1029(01)

Rules governing the use of the appropriations for reimbursement of expenditure incurred by the political groupings having taken part in the 1984 european elections

Official Journal C 293 , 29/10/1983 P. 0001


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RULES

GOVERNING THE USE OF THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY THE POLITICAL GROUPINGS HAVING TAKEN PART IN THE 1984 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

THE ENLARGED BUREAU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEREBY ADOPTS THE FOLLOWING RULES :

I . NATURE OF FINANCING

RULE 1

31 % OF THE TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS ADOPTED BY THE BUDGETARY AUTHORITY FROM 1982 TO 1984 AND ENTERED IN ITEM 3708 OF THE BUDGET OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SHALL BE USED TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY POLITICAL GROUPINGS TAKING PART IN THE 1984 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS .

RULE 2

THE FOLLOWING SHALL BE ENTITLED TO SUCH REIMBURSEMENT :

- MEMBERS ELECTED OR RE-ELECTED IN 1984 ,

- POLITICAL GROUPINGS WHICH , WHILE FAILING TO OBTAIN A SEAT , HAVE SECURED :

( A ) EITHER 5 % OF THE VOTES CAST IN THE MEMBER STATE IN WHICH THEY PARTICIPATED IN THE 1984 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS ;

( B ) OR MORE THAN 1 % IN EACH OF AT LEAST THREE MEMBER STATES IN WHICH THEY SO PARTICIPATED .

RULE 3

ANY PARTY , LIST OR ALLIANCE OF PARTIES PUTTING UP CANDIDATES FOR THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL REGULATIONS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT ON THE TERMS LAID DOWN IN ARTICLE 2 .

RULE 4

POLITICAL GROUPINGS WISHING TO BENEFIT FROM THE 1 % CLAUSE ( ARTICLE 2 ( B ) ) SHALL SUBMIT A DECLARATION OF AFFILIATION , SIGNED BY THE OFFICERS OF THE POLITICAL GROUPING CONCERNED , TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT NO LATER THAN 40 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS .

THE PERSON SIGNING THE DECLARATION OF AFFILIATION SHALL FURNISH WRITTEN PROOF THAT HE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO DO SO BY THE RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITIES OF HIS POLITICAL GROUPING .

THIS DECLARATION SHALL BE ENTERED IN A PUBLIC REGISTER AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT .

II . ALLOCATION OF FUNDS

RULE 5

THE APPROPRIATIONS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE RECIPIENTS AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE 2 SHALL BE ALLOCATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A FORMULA SET OUT IN THE ANNEX .

RULE 6

THE FUNDS SHALL BE PAID TO THE RECIPIENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THESE RULES , AS FOLLOWS :

( A ) PARTIES , LISTS OR ALLIANCES REPRESENTED IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

- FUNDS SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO THE POLITICAL GROUPS AND NON-ATTACHED MEMBERS WITH EFFECT FROM THE CONSTITUENT SITTING LAID DOWN IN RULE 9 ( 3 ) OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE ,

- THESE FUNDS SHALL BE GOVERNED , IN THE CASE OF POLITICAL GROUPS , BY THE RULES OF 12 OCTOBER 1982 ( EXCEPTING RULE 4 ( A ) ) AND BY THE RULES RELATING TO NON-ATTACHED MEMBERS ;

( B ) PARTIES , LISTS OR ALLIANCES NOT REPRESENTED IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

- REQUESTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE PUBLICATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION IN THE MEMBER STATES IN QUESTION , TOGETHER WITH ALL APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS ,

- THE PERIOD DURING WHICH EXPENDITURE MAY BE CONSIDERED AS EXPENDITURE ON THE 1984 ELECTIONS SHALL COMMENCE ON 1 JANUARY 1983 AND FINISH 40 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE 1984 ELECTIONS ,

- REQUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS IN WRITING PROVING THAT THE POLITICAL GROUPING CONCERNED PARTICIPATED IN THE 1984 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS AND BY STATEMENTS OF ACCOUNTS PROVING THAT THE AMOUNTS WERE DISBURSED FOR THE ELECTIONS TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THAT THE EXPENDITURE WAS NOT AND WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED FROM OTHER SOURCES ,

- THE POLITICAL GROUPING MUST APPEND WRITTEN PROOF THAT THE PERSON SIGNING THE REQUEST HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO DO SO BY THE RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITIES OF THE POLITICAL GROUPING ,

- APPROPRIATIONS SET ASIDE FOR THESE PURPOSES BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SHALL REMAIN UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT UNTIL THEIR PAYMENT IN 1984 ,

- THE CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO EXPENDITURE INCURRED BY THE POLITICAL GROUPS SHALL ALSO APPLY TO THAT INCURRED BY POLITICAL GROUPINGS NOT REPRESENTED IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT .

RULE 7

PUBLICITY

THE RELEVANT NATIONAL AUTHORITIES SHALL BE NOTIFIED OF THESE RULES TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE DULY PUBLICIZED .

ANNEX

FORMULA FOR ALLOCATION

ONE-THIRD OF ELECTIONS FUNDS = X

GRAND TOTAL OF VALID VOTES CAST ( 1 ) = Y

FUNDING FACTOR PER VOTE = X/Y

VOTES OBTAINED BY EACH GROUPING = Z

QUOTA OF FUNDS FOR EACH GROUPING = X/Y BY Z .

( 1 ) ONLY VOTES CAST FOR POLITICAL GROUPINGS WITH MORE THAN 5 % IN ONE COUNTRY OR ASSOCIATED GROUPINGS SECURING MORE THAN 1 % IN AT LEAST THREE COUNTRIES SHALL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT .

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