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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PPI turns 7 years old, accomplishments over past year

PPI turns 7 years old, accomplishments over past year

The following article was written collaboratively by board members of PPI, several of whom are also part of the Pirate Times team. While PPI and Pirate Times are distinct organizations they maintain a working collaborative relationship to support Pirate Parties around the world. The first General Assembly In 2010, during April 16th-18th, Pirate Parties International (PPI) held its first General Assembly in Brussels. Pirate Parties […]

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The General Assembly 2016 of Pirate Parties International

The General Assembly 2016 of Pirate Parties International

Since January I was busy on several levels in organizing the general assembly together with some Pirates: Jessica Zinn from Berlin (Germany), Jelena Jovanovic from Belgrade (Serbia) and former Chairman of PPI, Andrew Reitemeyer from Pongaroa (New Zealand). We were appointed from the board as the general assembly committee. I did the supervision of the preparations, setting up the event website and gathering information about […]

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Let’s take over Berlin! PPI GA, Elections and Turning 10!

Let’s take over Berlin! PPI GA, Elections and Turning 10!

If you have dreamed about an European summer tour this year might be the best possible moment for a pirate to discover Berlin and its attractions. Starting from summer, the annual meeting of Pirate Parties International will take place in Berlin, on 23rd and 24th July. Right after the conference, Berliners will have another exciting event stay tuned for: Pirates are running for the local elections. On […]

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A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

A Party That Is About To Change Iceland And The World

Pirate Party of Iceland (PPIS) is the first pirate party ever to elect MPs in a national parliament. The founder of the pirate movement, Rick Falkvinge, was absolutely overwhelmed for being present at their latest General Assembly. In his short speech to the pirates, he mentioned the big historical moments of the pirate parties (from Sweden to Germany and now to Iceland) and Rick was warmly applauded when saying: “You are about to […]

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Pirate Party Finland Elects New Board

Pirate Party Finland Elects New Board

The Finnish Pirate Party (Piraattipuolue) held their general assembly 2016 in Lahti, Finland on the 11th of June. The conference room was packed with 40 enthusiastic people, and about a dozen others attending online. The crowd had spent the last 12 months collecting 5.000 signatures for entering the official party registry of Finland. The Assembly took place only days after the party renewed its official status, resulting […]

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Talsinki Pirates – PPEE and PPFI to Extend Collaboration

Talsinki Pirates – PPEE and PPFI to Extend Collaboration

Tallin and Helsinki form a “twin city” with plans to build a tunnel under the Finnish Gulf under the codename ‘Talsinki’. The Pirates of the Finnish Gulf and Estonian Pirates have started collaborating on joint projects to foster extended collaboration between PPFI and PPEE under the name ‘Talsinki Pirates’. They have scheduled their second encounter to happen in Tallin on 19-21st of May where they will meet for a series […]

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PPSE Removes More Than 500 Political Standpoints

PPSE Removes More Than 500 Political Standpoints

Pirate Party Sweden (PPSE) just finished their general assembly (GA) meeting, which took place online over the past few weeks. PPSE elected their first democratically chosen leader together with a vice-leader and a party-secretary. The GA also took a large decision to remove 561 specific political standpoints and retain only their political core program. The new party leadership will step into their roles after almost […]

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Swedish Pirate Party Elects its First Leader

Swedish Pirate Party Elects its First Leader

On Monday, 2 May 2016, a new Chairperson for the Swedish Pirate Party (PPSE) was elected. PPSE has been without a leader since the end of 2014. At the current General Assembly the members of the party decided to elect Magnus Andersson, from Gothenburg, to this position. The Swedish Pirate Party provided the seed for the Pirate Movement that later spread across the globe. The founder of the […]

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Iceland’s Pirates Have a New Steering Committee

Iceland’s Pirates Have a New Steering Committee

In the weekend of 29-30 August 2015 The Pirate Party of Iceland held a General Assembly in which they elected a new steering committee and passed two important motions. As we publish the latest polls indicate PPIS is now polling at 36% and would have 26 seats – three more than both current governing parties and it would not be practicable to form a government […]

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