Parliamentary elections in Iceland

Parliamentary elections in Iceland

On Saturday the 28th October 2017, general parliamentary elections were held in Iceland. These elections came just a year after the last ones because the ruling government collapsed in September after one of the third ruling parties left the coalition citing a scandal involving the Prime Minister’s father. The Icelandic Pirate Party (PPIS) achieved a result of 9.2% earning them 6 seats in parliament, out of a total […]

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Breakthrough for Czech Pirates

Breakthrough for Czech Pirates

In the national elections this past weekend the Czech Pirates (PPCZ) achieved great success and ended up as the third largest party in their parliament. The Czech Republic is a country of 10 million people in the heart of Europe and they are also members of the European Union. Being the second Pirate Party, after Iceland, to get a seat in a national assembly is […]

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A new milestone for the international Pirate movement looms

A new milestone for the international Pirate movement looms

Today and Tomorrow, the Pirates in the Czech Republic (PPCZ) are competing in their national elections. PPCZ launched their campaign on 22 May 2017 with the hope of reaching 10% of the votes. Their campaign is based on two main agenda points: Radical tax reforms Changes to government administration As many countries the Czech Republic has a 5% electoral threshold to enter Parliament. The Pirates […]

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A first for international Pirates: An online & asynchronous council meeting

A first for international Pirates: An online & asynchronous council meeting

Since the 28th of May the second Council Meeting of the European Pirates (PPEU) is going on. Unlike the previous Council Meetings, the founding meeting and the first council meeting, this one is different. Both previous events took place in Brussels, a traditional “away from keyboard” meeting, were all delegates meet in one physical location to discuss the matters at hand. This year the meeting […]

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Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

Top Candidate for Pirate Party Netherlands Elected

The Pirate Party Netherlands (PPNL) elected its top candidate for the national elections that will be held next year (15th of March, 2017). The election for top spot in the coming national elections took place last Sunday, during a general assembly organized specifically for this purpose. Six candidates competed for the top spot in the list: Janmaarten Batstra, Rico Brouwer, Matthijs Pontier, Dirk Poot, Bob Sikkema […]

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In memory of Ronnie Popkema

In memory of Ronnie Popkema

Today Pirate Times learned the sad news that one of the faces of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands, Ronnie Popkema, suddenly passed away last Friday night. Ronnie was the top candidate in the city of Zwolle during the last local elections on March 19th. Pirate Times published an interview with him during those elections. Ronnie lived to the age of 41. He was a […]

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Pirates in the Netherlands prepare for local elections

Pirates in the Netherlands prepare for local elections

The first half of this year will be a busy one for the Pirate Party of the Netherlands(PPNL). Not only will they compete in the European elections in May. On the 19 March 2014 PPNL will also participate in local elections for the first time in its history. They will compete in only four of the country’s municipalities, namely: Amsterdam, Binnenmaas, Groningen and Zwolle. Interesting […]

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Candidature de Manning et Snowden pour le Prix Nobel de la Paix 2014

Candidature de Manning et Snowden pour le Prix Nobel de la Paix 2014

Amelia Andersdotter et Christian Engström, Membres du parlement Européen pour le Parti Pirate en Suède, ainsi que Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson et Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson, membres du parlement national islandais pour le Parti Pirate, proposent la candidature conjointe des lanceurs d’alerte américains Chelsea Manning et Edward Snowden pour le Prix Nobel de la Paix. Depuis 1901, la dotation de 900.000€ liée au Prix Nobel […]

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Los piratas nominan a Chelsea Manning y Edward Snowden para el premio Nobel de la paz

Los piratas nominan a Chelsea Manning y Edward Snowden para el premio Nobel de la paz

Los europarlamentarios del partido pirata sueco (Amelia Andersdotter y Christian Engström) asó como los parlamentarios del partido pirata islandés (Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson y Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson) han nominado conjuntamente a los informadores americanos Chelsea Manning y Edward Snowden para el premio Nobel de la paz. El premio Nobel de la paz de 900.000 euros se concede anualmente desde 1901 el 10 de diciembre […]

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Pirates nominate Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for Nobel peace prize

Pirates nominate Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for Nobel peace prize

Representatives in the EU parliament from the Pirate Party of Sweden (Amelia Andersdotter and Christian Engström) as well as parliamentarians from the Pirate Party of Iceland (Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Jón Þór Ólafsson and Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson) have conjointly nominated the American whistleblowers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 900.000 Euro endowed Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually since 1901 on December […]

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