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III. General Comments

The broad majority of the draft amendments to the Organic Law concern political financing from the perspective of transparency, supervision and sanctions, thereby aiming at introducing improvements recommended by the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (“the GRECO”) in the context of the above mentioned mutual evaluation report4 or which are pertinent from the point of view of the Recommendation of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers no. Rec(2003)4, according to which “[t]he rules regarding funding of political parties should apply mutatis mutandis to: – the funding of electoral campaigns of candidates for elections; – the funding of political activities of elected representatives.5 These draft amendments intend to regulate and to promote good practices of political parties, and aim at reinforcing these institutions’ “internal democracy and increase their credibility in the eyes of

citizens, thus contributing to the legitimacy of the democratic process and institutions as a whole and fostering participation in political life, as well as to promote democratic principles such as equality, dialogue, co-operation, transparency and the fight against corruption.”