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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Czech Pirates Gain 5 more Representatives in Regional Election

Czech Pirates Gain 5 more Representatives in Regional Election

On 7-8th October there were regional elections in the Czech Republic. The Pirate Party Czech Republic (PPCZ) achieved a successful election in several regions and added five pirate representatives to regional governments. Despite the success PPCZ expressed a concern for a decreasing election participation. “Even though we were expecting slightly better results in the regional elections, it could have been way worse […] We thank […]

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The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

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 […]

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Two Piratecons in two Hemispheres

Two Piratecons in two Hemispheres

In the coming weeks there will be two Pirate Conferences. One in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and the other in Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic, Europe Piratecon Mass The first will be on the Saturday, 25 April 2015 in Boston and although local in nature it will be very welcoming to visiting Pirates from outside the city, the state and the nation.  Registration costs just $10 and […]

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Birgitta Jónsdottir will advocate for Freedom of Internet in Prague

Birgitta Jónsdottir will advocate for Freedom of Internet in Prague

The Pirate  member of  the Althing( the Icelandic national parliament), Birgitta Jónsdottir, is going to visit Prague on 24 January 2015  to deliver a message about freedom of the press and freedom on the Internet: The event is being organized by the Czech Pirate Party. We are therefore are very pleased to welcome Birgitta Jónsdóttir to Prague. Who is Birgitta anyway? She is a skilled […]

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Czech Pirates Celebrate their First Pirate Mayor

Czech Pirates Celebrate their First Pirate Mayor

If we look at Pirate history we see that the Czech pirates already have a Senator but now history is being made again. The first Pirate mayor in the history of the Czech Republic has been elected in the spa town of Mariánské Lázně (also known as Marienbad). Vojtěch Franta, a 29 year old architect was elected mayor by 15 of the 19 legislators present. The Pirates won […]

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Pirates to Enter Several Local Czech Parliaments

Pirates to Enter Several Local Czech Parliaments

As local election results from the Czech Republic keep rolling in, it is quickly becoming clear that the Pirate Party has had an excellent election, entering many local parliaments with large numbers, including at least one clear majority. Many cities, including Prague, are still counting, and more positive results may still come. The largest success so far is without a doubt the city of Mariánské Lázně, where […]

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PPCZ Might Still Get an MEP in EU Parliament

PPCZ Might Still Get an MEP in EU Parliament

The Czech Pirates and the Czech Green party feel that the election treshold was unjust and are challenging the 5% treshold by filing a complaint to the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS). The two parties argue that there is no justifiable reason for implementing a 5% hurdle for the European Parliament since, the European Parliament does not need to create a majority in the same way […]

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All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

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 […]

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