28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
However, there is still a significant gap as the funding of political parties themselves remains unregulated. Because of the logic of "communicating vessels" between political parties and elections, a coherent legislative framework should also address the financing of parties in normal times, outside the context of elections campaigns. Moreover, the activity of political parties is not limited to competition in elections, but also involves legislative activity, among others. Source: GRECO, Third Evaluation Round, conclusions #54 adopted at its 78th Plenary Meeting, 4-8 December 2017