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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PPEU – ¡Tenemos que hablar! (HOY – asamblea a las 20 hs CET)

PPEU – ¡Tenemos que hablar! (HOY – asamblea a las 20 hs CET)

El tiempo pasa rápido. Apenas hace poco más de un año estábamos tratando de entrar en el Parlamento Europeo, y ya ha llegado el momento de empezar a prepararnos para las elecciones de 2019. La primera asamblea entre los partidos pirata será esta noche 27/11/2015 a las 20 hs (CET), vía mumble. En 2013, el Programa Común para las Elecciones Europeas (CEEP, sus siglas en […]

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PPEU – We need to talk! – Meeting tonight @20.00 CET

PPEU – We need to talk! – Meeting tonight @20.00 CET

Time passes quickly. Just last year we were trying to get into the European Parliament and now it’s time to start preparing for the European Elections 2019. The first international meeting between Pirate Parties in Europe will be happening tonight @20.00 CET in mumble. In 2013 the Common European Election Program (CEEP) was created after several meetings between different Pirate Parties. More than 20 Pirate Parties […]

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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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Reda’s Report was Approved – A Turning Point for Copyright

Reda’s Report was Approved – A Turning Point for Copyright

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament passed an amended version of Julia Reda’s copyright evaluation report on 17th June in Brussels. The committee’s non-legislative report, assessing the effects of the key piece of EU copyright law, was approved by 23 votes to 2. Julia – a member of the Frankfurt chapter of the German Pirate Party, president of the Young Pirates of Europe, […]

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#Fixcopyright – panel discussions on the future of copyright in the European Parliament

#Fixcopyright – panel discussions on the future of copyright in the European Parliament

 The review of the EU’s copyright directive is in full swing. 20 April 2015 Julia Reda, MEP and the Parliament’s rapporteur on said directive, and Josef Weidenholzer, MEP (S&D), held two panel discussions on the forefront of these developments inside the European Parliament. The event was held as a way of replying to the criticism hurled against her draft report by other Members of the European Parliament as well […]

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Mumble Discussion on how to Fix Copyright @20.30 today

Mumble Discussion on how to Fix Copyright @20.30 today

Let’s talk about copyright. The German Pirate MEP Julia Reda would like to hear your opinions on what should be done with the current copyright reform. Update 20/3: You can listen to the recording of the talk if you missed it. The draft of my evaluation of the copyright directive of 2001 is now public. We are fast on our way to the final vote and […]

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European Pirates Have a Board With Amelia at Head

European Pirates Have a Board With Amelia at Head

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 the following Internet Governance and Beyond conference which took place just after the founding of PPEU. Swedish Pirate MEP Amelia Andersdotter was unanimously elected, by the delegates […]

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Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

The Largest International Conference in Pirate History will be held this week in Brussels! More than 300 Pirates from 22 countries, even a few from outside Europe, have registered for the founding of the European Pirate Party (PPEU). The founding will take place at the “European Internet Governance and Beyond” Conference in the European Parliament, at the heart of Europe. A historic and symbolic event, […]

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Austrian Pirates in Coalition With Communists and Der Wandel

Austrian Pirates in Coalition With Communists and Der Wandel

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.

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