Measures taken by states to govern donations to parties should include rules to ensure the independence of the party.
- Measures taken by states governing donations to political parties should provide specific rules to... ensure the independence of political parties.
- Public law should be tailored such that it does not endanger the autonomy of political parties and that it ensures their independence.
- Laws governing the internal resources of parties should avoid interfering unnecessarily with the independence of political parties.
- 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.