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REGULATION (EC) No 2004/2003 amended by Regulation (EC) No 1524/2007

Article 3

A political party at European level shall satisfy the following conditions:
(a) it must have legal personality in the Member State in which its seat is located;

(b) it must be represented, in at least one quarter of Member States, by Members of the European Parliament or in the national Parliaments or regional Parliaments or in the regional assemblies, or it must have received, in
at least one quarter of the Member States,
at least three per cent of the votes cast in each of those Member States at the most recent European Parliament elections;

© it must observe, in particular in its programme and in its activities, the principles on which the European Union is founded, namely the principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law;

(d) it must have participated in elections to the European Parliament, or have expressed the intention to do so.
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