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The short answer is that it isn't in the perceived interests of the national governments, therefore the "government parties", centre left and centre right, make sure it doesn't happen. It is only currently possible to register as an official EU party if you already have elected representatives in several jurisdictions, which means that only federations of national parties can exist. Having lived through an attempt at bootstrapping a genuine EU party, I can attest that the status quo is tightly locked down.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Feb 14th, 2020 at 12:31:00 PM EST
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