On 20-21 March 2014 nearly 400 Pirates gathered in the European Parliament in Brussels. Their goal was to create ‘The European Pirate Party” (PPEU) and bond together closer. People came from all over Europe and 34 speakers were booked for…
Last weekend, 9-10 March 2013, about 80 Pirates of the German Pirate Party met in Frankfurt, Hesse to do a follow-up on last year’s successful conference on European and Economic Policy (or “EuWiKon”, as the German acronym goes). Just like last time, the event was organised by Pirates from the party’s working groups (WG) Economics, Europe and Monetary System.
Last weekend, the Pirate Party of Germany held their second federal party convention of 2012 in the Ruhr city of Bochum, Northrhine Westphalia. Over 2000 registered Pirates from all over the country came to discuss and vote on motions for the party manifesto. The party’s working groups had improved upon the motion texts tirelessly for months – through late-night teleconferencing sessions via Mumble, the primary working mode of PPDE, as well as on several face-to-face meetings, like EuWiKon earlier this year. Compared to earlier Pirate conventions, the agenda was quickly agreed upon. After that, however, progress became increasingly slower.
On 29 and 30 September 2012, over 100 Pirates from the Pirate Party of Germany met to discuss Economic and European Policy at the Conference for Europe, Economics and Finance (or EuWiKon, as the German acronym goes) in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.