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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • Commentforeign donations are banned, both form natural and legal persons.
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeYes
  • Commentcandidates cannot receive foreign donations, both form natural and legal persons.
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentAll donations from legal entities banned.
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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeYes
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeYes
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeNo data
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14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeYes, for natural persons
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    Yes, there are specific limits.

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    Article 7.- "Art. 8 of Law. 3023/2002 is replaced as follows: "Article 8 private funding limits 1. Private funding of a political party or coalition from the same person, during the year may not exceed the total amount of twenty thousand (20,000) euro." (Source: (Law 4304/2014, which amends Law 3023/2002 "on Financial Control of political parties and elected representatives to the national and European Parliaments, and other provisions”) )

15. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period, what is the limit?
  • Code Annual limit is EUR 20,000 from the same donor.
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • Code 150,000 €
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    the data refers to limits on expenses, not on donation

     
    parties and coalitions parties cannot gather more than 150,000 € for an election campaign.
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • Code 5,000 € per year
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, both regularly and in relation to campaigns
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body | Share of votes in previous election | Number of candidates nominated
  • Comment80% provided to parties with Parliamentary representation, 10% to parties with European Parliament representation and 10% to parties that have filed complete lists of candidates in at least 70%?of the constituencies AND received at least 1.5% of valid votes at national level.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeProportional to votes received
  • CommentProportionally due to number of votes received in last election (both national and European level) .Coalitions entitled to receive public funding should divide that amount between the parties it comprise according to internal agreements.
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeCampaign spending | Ongoing party activities
  • CommentA part of state subsidies reserved for election campaigns. Moreover, parties may spend a part of subsidies received for ordinary activities for the functioning of research centres.
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentPolitical parties and coalitions have free access to media during pre-election period.
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual | Votes Received
  • Commentparliamentary parties receive free media access following a proportional distribution. Instead, non-parliamentary parties received a minimum broadcasting time.
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentSame rules apply for both candidates and parties.
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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes | Free phone services
  • CommentProvision of outdoor sites free of charge in connection to election campaigns, free mail and phone services for candidates during campaigns, travel costs of candidates covered during campaigns.
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36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
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37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo
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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
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39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentIn relation to election campaigns.
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code 20% of the most recent total annual amount of regular public funding received
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeYes
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • Code For local elections, the limit is calculated on the basis of the number of seats in their respective constitutency or on the basis of the population in the relevent prefecture or municipality For parliamentary elections, the limit is determined on the basis of the amount applicable for the candidates for election in the A'Electoral Region of Athens.
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43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?

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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeYes
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentParties which receive electoral public funding have to report on electoral income and expenditure.
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
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50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeYes
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeSometimes
  • CommentOnly for donations to political parties above EUR 600 [I$ 840] and for donations to candidates to elections above EUR 150 [I$ 210].
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeMinistry | Special agency for political finance
  • CommentThe Audit Committee,?and the Ministry of the Interior.
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeAuditing agency | Other | Special agency for political finance
  • CommentAudit Committee, Expenditure Control and Violations Committees, Special Investigative Service under the Ministry of Economy an Finance (YPEE), Local Committees, Chartered Auditors under the Control Committee.
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57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison | Forfeiture | Loss of public funding | Loss of elected office
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