Żminijietna - Voice of the Left said that whilst the proposals on party financing which are being proposed by the Government are a step forward from the current situation, state funding for political parties and groups can help increase transparency, democracy and accountability.
"State funding for political parties and other political organisations can help increase representation of different political voices in elections and civil society, and can help reduce dependency on big business and unaccountable sources. Such funding can therefore help ensure a more democratic political system".
"We therefore believe that the debate on party financing should be broadened to consider the scope of party financing, rather than narrowed down by focusing on technicalities".
Press Release 11/2/14