"A party may receive donations within the limits of domestic law, which may prohibit donations from certain sources. By no means may parties interpret private donations as granting any possibility to influence and/or alter the party programme and/or party policies. Parties must adhere to laws that require disclosing the origin of private donations to parties."
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Code of Good Practice in the Field of Political Parties, para. 40
- The system should be transparent in disclosing the funding received by any political party or candidate.
- Reasonable limitations may be placed on private funding contributions to level the playing field during campaign activities.
- Measures taken by states to govern donations to parties should include rules to ensure the independence of the party.