In Slovenia, every candidate list wanting to participate in the EU election has to gather 1,000 signatures of support from voters. The main problem is that there is no possibility to sign and verify a form electronically. Therefore all parties…
The Polish Pirate Party has decided to go to the elections for European Parliament (EP). The base for the Polish Pirates’ programme will be the Common European Elections Programme (CEEP), that is being adopted by most European Pirate parties. The pirate candidate…
But in the age of digital communication, the lack of a connection to internet or even computer can lead to digital poverty which can lead to lack of above mentioned things that are essential for survival, and to social exclusion.
During the past few months the world has been focused on NSA snooping as well as the drama that surrounded Edward Snowden. This has caused some things, smaller in scope but equally vital for the privacy of people, to pass…
. Sašo Miklič, coordinator for implementation of direct democracy in Pirate Party of Slovenia (PP-SI), explains the basics of (electronic) direct democracy for Slovenia.
These days Slovenia is under pressure of constant protests against corrupt politicians and government crisis which pushed everything else to the edge of media attention. Even the enactment of the Electronic Communication Act (ZEKom-1) which almost gave authorities a right to unconstitutionally snoop on Slovenian citizens.
We have already reported about unrests in Slovenia corruption and Lack of Transparency Led to Unrest in Slovenia) and the corrupt practices of Franc Kangler, mayor of city of Maribor. The good news is that the mayor has announced his resignation and that protests against corruption have spread all over Slovenia.
The all-Slovenian protest has already been announced on Facebook and is scheduled for 21 December. Will it mark the end of the old and a beginning of a new era for Slovenia?
It has been known for a long time that something was wrong in the office of Franc Kangler, the Mayor of the city of Maribor. The media constantly reported over corrupt and non-transparent practices by his administration. On Monday 26 November the situation escalated and led to unrest when thousands of people expressed their demands for the Mayor to step down.
On the historic date of 5 November 2012, the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Slovenia officially confirmed that the Pirate Party of Slovenia is listed in the registry of Slovenian political parties. This was a last step in a long process of establishing a Pirate Party in Slovenia.
The Pirate Party of Slovenia (Piratska stranka Slovenije) is having a constitutional congress on 17 October 2012, and all Pirates in Slovenia are very excited about this. We asked its leader a few questions about this event and a few other things related to party activities in the past.