A European political party, also known as a political party at European level, or as a Europarty, is a type of political party organization operating transnationally in Europe and in the institutions of the European Union.
Europarties are regulated and funded by the European Union and are usually made up of national parties, not individuals.
The EU imposes criteria for recognition of a Europarty. The main ones are:
And that it must have achieved at least one of:
There are 27 EU member states, so the "one quarter" criterion currently means 7 of them.