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Who proposed the formation of World political parties? Please quote your sources- Electionworld 20:26, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

Example parties in section entitled "The parties"[edit]

I have tidied this up, and removed an erroneous statement of the British Conservatives party affiliation, but I'm not sure exactly how it should be decided which parties to use as examples here. Should there be one or two from each, and on what crieria would they be selected? Obviously parties like the CDU, UMP and Labour are large parties providing heads of government and perhaps merit inclusion for the EPP and PES, but there are also heads of government from the ELDR and the AEN. The decision would also be difficult for those without heads of govermnent or smaller representation. Here two examples are given for Euronat, in which one (the FN) have considerably greater representation than the other (BNP). Perhaps no national members of the Europe-wide parties should be mentioned here, only their platforms?

Tozznok 21:48, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Controversy section moved[edit]

I moved the controversy section towards the bottom of the article, the standard encyclopedia format is to put criticism and controversy sections after the purely descriptive sections. You cannot introduce a debate on a subject before the reader knows what the subject is, so this should not be placed as the first section. Blankfrackis 20:15, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Rename[edit]

The title is very misleading: Europe does not mean the European Union. For the sake of clarity in a NPOV encyclopedia, this article should be renamed. There is no argument about usage of proper nouns here.--jrleighton 15:54, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

There's no need to include the word 'Union' when it's already given by the context. Same with the European Parliament or the Anthem of Europe. --78.69.33.206 (talk) 01:16, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Legal status of such organizations[edit]

Maybe the readership could be made aware that, despite such organizations are labelled "parties", they consist only of meetings of delegates of national parties, are not allowed by the Commission itself to participate in any electoral campaign (including at the European level), and that people who join as individuals are only able to consult documents or attend meetings, but not to take part in decisions or elect their representatives.

I also agree the title should be renamed, because for instance a Swiss or Norwegian political party is also, geographically speaking, a European political party, the two countries not being inside the Union and concerned by this label. I am conscious that it looks awkward, but I suggest "European Commission funded European Political Parties", because it is the gist of their existence (a status adaptation from the former federations, mostly for financial reasons), and it will also help reject in another article those organizations who claim to be "European" but are not qualified as such by the Commission.

It will also help understand that their status is particular. For instance they should not be concerned by the Wikipedia elections box, since they don't participate in elections. --Arnaudherve 13:18, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Observer and associate members[edit]

What exactly is meant by observer and associate member? What's the difference between the two? --GSchjetne (talk) 01:27, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

The terms are not rigidly defined, and depend on the internal organization of the europarty concerned. Generally, an observer/associate/affiliate goes something like this:
  • The party is a member of the europarty but is not in a EU member state, so cannot stand in Euroelections, and/or:
  • The party is not a member of the europarty but stands on the same electoral list as a party that is a member, and/or
  • The party wants to be a member but is unsure, so has adopted a kind of half-in half-out status
Hope that helps. Regards, Anameofmyveryown (talk) 22:05, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Update European political party[edit]

If anyone feels up to it, the table at European_political_party#The_Europarties needs some cleaning up since these have changed since the 2009 Europarl elections. e.g. there is no mention of the European Conservatives and Reformists, and the Alliance of Independent Democrats in Europe no longer exists. I might not be the best person to do this, as I'm not entirely sure if there's a difference between the pan-European political parties and the party groupings that sit in the European Parliament... --Alexd (talk) 12:59, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Europarties in European Council and EU Council[edit]

Take a look and maybe help:

Member State Dominant Europarty Additional Europarties
Austria EPP MENL
Belgium ALDE EFA EPP
Bulgaria EPP NI
Croatia EPP ALDE
Cyprus EPP
Czech Republic ALDE
Denmark ALDE NI EPP
Estonia ALDE PES EPP
Finland ALDE EPP NI
France EPP PES NI EDP
Germany EPP PES
Greece EL NI
Hungary EPP
Ireland EPP NI
Italy PES EPP
Latvia NI EPP ACRE EGP
Lithuania NI PES
Luxembourg ALDE PES EGP
Malta PES
Netherlands ALDE EPP ECPM
Poland ACRE MELD NI
Portugal PES
Romania PES ALDE
Slovenia ALDE NI PES
Slovakia PES EPP
Spain EPP
Sweden PES EGP
United Kingdom ACRE
ACRE Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe
ADDE Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe
ALDE Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
ECPM European Christian Political Movement
EDP European Democratic Party
EFA European Free Alliance
EGP European Green Party
EL Party of the European Left
EPP European People's Party
MELD Movement for a Europe of Liberties and Democracy
MENL Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom
NI Non-Attached
PES Party of European Socialists

The dominant Europarty is the one holding the member state’s seat in the European Council.

Additional Europarties are the ones which also sit in (some configurations of) the Council of the European Union.

Kaihsu (talk) 19:00, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

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