This is a guest post by Sylvester Heller Editors note: The author has been excluded from the Pirate Party Austria. This article reflects solely his opinion and not that of PPAT Austrian pirates were not the first to establish their political party, of course, but they were one of the first to follow Rick Falkvinge’s example. Today, Austrian pirates celebrate their tenth anniversary – a welcome […]
On Sunday 27 September 2015 the Austrian pirates (PPAT) have a local election in the region of Upper Austria. One of their focuses for their election campaign is the question of the right to privacy. They launched a campaign site for privacy and decided to put an advertisement on various porn sites to reach people with their message. The advertisement banner says “Johanna wants to […]
This past weekend the PPEU meeting took place in Brussels. This was the first ordinary Council Meeting (General Assembly) of the organization and the main topic was the election of the new board. The founding conference for the European Pirates happened in March last year, where the first chair of the Pirate Party Europe was elected. One of the first agenda items for the Council […]
Throughout the 15 countries that had Pirate Parties participating in the EU elections there was a total of 840.446 votes for Pirate Parties. There was one MEP elected in Germany, Julia Reda, where they reached 1.45% In Czech Republic they where extremely close (4.78%) and now have 10 days to try and turn the missing 0.22% to the barrier in their favor through their constitutional […]
On 1 March 2014 a little miracle happened in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian Pirates and communists joined with Der Wandel into a joint election platform for the European Parliament.
Last Sunday national elections were held in Austria. The Pirates managed to get 36 265 votes placing them at 0.8% of the total votes. This seems to be a fairly normal result for a Pirate Party in their first national elections.