Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 43%, Almost a Majority

Pirate Party Iceland Polling at 43%, Almost a Majority

After leading the polls for almost a year, the Pirate Party of Iceland has reached their highest result with 43% in the latest poll. This result would be a landslide victory over the current ruling government at 29.5% (7.9% + 21.6%). After being elected in 2013, with a mere 5.1% of the votes, PPIS popularity has exploded. Since 30 April 2015 they have consistently polled at over 30% […]

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The Schrödinger’s Prime Minister of Iceland

The Schrödinger’s Prime Minister of Iceland

When the #panamapapers scandal broke the Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson, was resolute that he would not resign. Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, backed him up saying that “We aren’t worried at all… It is unfair, impolite to put his (Gunnlaugsson’s) name with a bunch of criminals”. However, the government is a coalition the Progressive Party (where Sigmundur is chairperson) […]

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Ο Καιρός Των Πειρατών

Ο Καιρός Των Πειρατών

Μετά τις χθεσινές μαζικές διαδηλώσεις έξω από Alþingi (το Ισλανδικό κοινοβούλιο) όλα τα φώτα της δημοσιότητας στρέφονται στους Πειρατές. Από το πρωί, η Birgitta Jonsdottir, βουλευτής και ηγετική φυσιογνωμία του Κόμματος Πειρατών της Ισλανδίας (PPIS) είχε συνεχείς συνεντεύξεις με το CNN, το BBC και άλλα παγκόσμια ειδησεογραφικά κανάλια, σχετικά με το σκάνδαλο που αφορά τον πρωθυπουργό Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. “Έχει ήδη κάνει μεγάλη ζημιά στην […]

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It’s Time for the Pirates

It’s Time for the Pirates

After yesterday’s massive demonstrations outside Alþingi (the Icelandic parliament) all eyes are on the Pirates. Since the morning, Birgitta Jónsdóttir (MP and a leading figure of the Pirate Party of Iceland) has been interviewed by CNN, BBC and other global news channels about Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson’s scandal. “He has already done so much damage for people’s trust in the state, and he’s completely defamed Iceland […]

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Re-elections looming close as Iceland hits a political scandal

Re-elections looming close as Iceland hits a political scandal

The recent release of the #Panamapapers has already resulted in startling revelations spanning the globe. The “leak” reveals that several people, previously beyond suspicion (as well as those already subject to blacklisting and criminals), set up off-shore companies within more than 20 tax heavens worldwide. The Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, helped individuals set up off-shore companies and bank accounts in these tax heavens. Political […]

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Pirate Times Introduces Paywall to Fund Further Reporting

Pirate Times Introduces Paywall to Fund Further Reporting

Edit: April Fool’s. We’d never want to restrict access to information in such a way, completely contrary to pirate principles.  What are online readers willing to pay for digital content? Pirate Times has been publishing articles for free since August 2012. During this time we published 687 articles, where we made some of these more accessible (43 Spanish, 26 French and 11 Greek translations). We […]

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