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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentParties and candidates have to declare the amount given by anonymous donors (exceeding 20 000 DKR)however, they are not required to disclose the identities of the donors.
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8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentParties and candidates have to declare the amount given by anonymous donors (exceeding 20 000 DKR)however, they are not required to disclose the identities of the donors.
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9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    'There are no legal restrictions or limits in respect of the sources and amount of private funding and support that may be provided to political parties or individual candidates. Contributions maybe given through any form of activity and by anyone, including individuals, organisations enterprises (whether private or public) as well as from foreign sources.' (p. 7) (Source: GRECO (2009) Evaluation Report on Denmark on Transparency of Party Funding.(Theme II))

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?
  • CodeNo
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    'There are no legal restrictions or limits in respect of the sources and amount of private fundingand support that may be provided to political parties or individual candidates. Contributions maybe given through any form of activity and by anyone, including individuals, organisationsenterprises (whether private or public) as well as from foreign sources.' (p. 7) (Source: GRECO (2009) Evaluation Report on Denmark on Transparency of Party Funding.(Theme II))

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?
  • CodeNo
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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?
  • CodeNot applicable
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo
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17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeNo
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19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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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, regularly
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29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeShare of votes in previous election
  • CommentNumber of votes required varies depending on type of election, from 100 votes in district elections to 1,000 in Parliamentary elections.
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30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeFlat rate by votes received
  • CommentFully proportional calculated as a certain amount per votes won in preceding election.
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo
  • CommentOnly criteria is that the funds must be spent in Denmark.
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeYes
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    All registered political parties are given equal access to pre-election programmes on radio and television.

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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeEqual
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Only to political parties

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35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentPolitical parties are exempt from certain types of taxes.
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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?
  • CodeNo
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40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo
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42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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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
  • CommentAnnually
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48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
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49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeYes
  • CommentIndividual candidates who participated in the previous electoin must report the amount used for political purposes in the previous year in order to receive public funding.
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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
  • CommentThe identity of private contributors who have donated in total more than DKK 20,000 [I$ 2,500] must be recorde (but not the specific value of such donations
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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 | Other
  • CommentParliament and Ministry for the Interior and Social Welfare.
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo institution specified
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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 | Loss of public funding
  • CommentSubmitting incorrect information can bring penalty of fine or prison up to four months (failure to submit reports can mean loss of public funding).
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