Europe Transparent

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Europe Transparent
Europa Transparant
Leader Paul van Buitenen
Leader in the European Parliament Paul van Buitenen
Founded 8 April 2004 (2004-04-08)
Dissolved 2008 (2008)
Ideology Anti-corruption
Political position Big tent
European Parliament group EGP/EFA

Europe Transparent (Dutch: Europa Transparant) was a political party in the Netherlands. The founder of the party, Paul van Buitenen, announced the party's establishment on 8 April 2004. In the 2004 election to the European Parliament the party gained two seats, after a campaign that cost no more than €4,000.[citation needed] Van Buitenen and the number two on the list, Els de Groen, who has written about corruption scandals in Eastern Europe, joined the European Greens–European Free Alliance party group as independent members. It did not participate anymore since the 2004 election European elections

The party was claiming[citation needed] to be non-ideological: they aimed to fight for[citation needed] more open European government, against fraud, corruption and favouring of friends. Because the pursuit of this goal was their primary occupation, they participated only to a limited extent in the normal system of debates, reports, meetings, etc.

Their ultimate goal is to be able to disband themselves when they have made the European Union transparent.[citation needed]


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